Arlington County is once again among the top ranked digital counties in the nation.
The Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties 2019 award designated Arlington second place in the 150,000-249,999 population category. The annual awards recognize achievement and best technology practices in areas of open government, transparency, public engagement, planning, cyber security and operations.
“Technology is at the core of our daily operations as a government and the many constituent services we provide,” said Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey. “We’re proud that the innovation and dedication of staff to develop and employ digital solutions for the greater good is being recognized at the national level.”
The 2019 award marks the 10th year that Arlington has been named a Top 10 county. Eight of these occasions included a top–three placement, and from 2015 to 2018, it was recognized as the No. 1 county for its size. These awards reflect Arlington’s longstanding commitment to building and sustaining a strategic technology program that addresses both current and future community needs.
Learn more about the strategic goals and work of Arlington’s Department of Technology Services in the areas of digital equity, open government, constituent services.
About the Digital Counties Survey Award
The Digital Counties Survey Award provides an annual measure of performance and innovation in using technology by taking an in-depth look at the programs and plans of counties across the nation.
Arlington won the 2018 top ranking for its work in several areas on behalf of residents, businesses, institutions and staff. These areas included: open government, strategic planning, public engagement, cyber security, collaboration, shared services, operations, staffing and resiliency. Also considered was how progress in these technology areas helped support the County’s overall priorities and goals for the year.
Arlington County will receive the award at the National Association of Counties’ conference July 13 in Las Vegas.