A national magazine that ranks government websites has named Alameda County as the best for county governments in the United States.
The award announcement from Government Technology magazine’s Center for Digital Government said the county's website, acgov.org, is “a good example of how a significant amount of information can be presented cleanly and intuitively within a main website, mobile website and mobile apps.”
Three of the top five county governments are from Caifornia:
- 1st Place: Alameda County, Calif.
- 2nd Place: Maui County, Hawaii
- 3rd Place: Orange County, Calif.
- 4th Place: Sacramento County, Calif.
- 5th Place: Stearns County, Minn.
One California city, Riverside, placed in the top five for cities:
- 1st Place: Austin, Texas
- 2nd Place: Riverside, Calif.
- 3rd Place: Raleigh, N.C.
- 4th Place: Tampa, Fla.
- 5th Place: Denver, Colo.
On the Alameda County honor, here’s more from the county press release:
Over the past year, Alameda County has spearheaded the creation of several innovative mobile apps to make key government services more accessible than ever. These apps include a Mobile “My Voter Profile” app that allows registered voters to quickly review all aspects of their voter status; and a recently published Mobile Property App that allows users to quickly obtain a wealth of information about any property in the County and pay their property tax.
In addition, Dupuis (Tim Dupuis, Interim Director of Information Technology for Alameda County) said Alameda County has hosted two Hackathons in recent months, and that some of the apps created during those events have been integrated into the County website.
“We are using the latest tools that technology has to offer and tapping into some truly innovative ideas from our own staff and from the residents of our community,’’ he said. “Taken together, I believe we are coming up with new ways to engage our residents and to deliver services more efficiently than ever.’’