e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine released results of the eighth annual Digital Cities Survey which examines how cities use technology to create a seamless environment between local government and constituents.
"This year's winners reflect that even with budgetary challenges, cities are placing a high value on citizen engagement and improved services," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government. "Cities are incorporating newer technologies such as Webcasting, podcasts and blogs while continuing to use information technology to enhance delivery options for citizens and businesses."
The survey is open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more and respondent cities are classified into four size-based categories.
The City of Arvada Information Technology (IT) staff was honored for their outstanding achievement at National League of Cities convention, held in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 13.
75,000 - 124,999 population category winners:
1st City of Roanoke, Va.
2nd City of Independence, Mo. (tie)
2nd City of West Palm Beach, Fla. (tie)
3rd City of Richardson, Texas (tie)
3rd City of Santa Monica, Calif. (tie)
4th City of Arvada, Colo.
5th City of Orem, Utah
6th City of Lawrence, Kan.
7th City of Ann Arbor, Mich. (tie)
7th City of Westminster, Colo. (tie)
8th City of Boulder, Colo.
9th City of Lee's Summit, Mo.
10th City of Pueblo, Colo.
The City of Arvada also placed 4th in 2007 and has received a top 10 Digital Cities award 7 times in 8 years.