The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 14th annual Digital Counties Survey. Montgomery County tied for second place in the nation with Fairfax County among jurisdictions with populations exceeding 500,000 people. Montgomery is the only County to be ranked in the Top 10 by CDG and NACo in each of the past 14 years.
The County was recognized for its digital government strategy, open government, and innovation achievements. Montgomery County’s digital government strategy supported the County’s move to more cost-effective cloud-based services and support for County communications systems.
The survey, conducted by CDG and the Digital Communities program in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through newfound efficiencies; boost transparency, cybersecurity and engagement; or innovate through unique and exciting projects.
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media-and-research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
NACo unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.