The 2012 Best of the Web awards, created by Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government, revealed an astounding fact: 80% of the cities, and 60% of the counties awarded, including the first place city winner, have implemented online open government solutions from Granicus. Inc. The winners were judged on innovation, usability and maximum functionality for users, as well as online government service delivery.
Granicus’ solutions provided to winners range from live and archived online meeting video to public open government searching tools. While these solutions are exceptional, it was the winners’ tech savvy and comprehensive implementation of various tools and services, along with creative problem-solving that won them their awards. Granicus’ role as the delivery method for government media and open data for such a significant majority of winners demonstrates its value as the higher standard for the local government market.
We are so proud and grateful to have been a part of these amazing cities’ and counties’ web strategies.
City Portal Category:
1st Place: Louisville Metro Government, KY
3rd Place: Raleigh, NC
4th Place: Riverside, CA
5th Place: Austin, TX
County Portal Category:
3rd Place: Alameda County, CA
4th Place: Miami-Dade County, FL
5th Place: Chesterfield County, VA
We also congratulate finalists Martin County, FL, Chandler, AZ, Danville, VA., Lakewood, CO, as well as state category 2nd place winner California, 3rd place Utah and finalist Virginia – all members of the Granicus family.
“The fact that more than half of the winning agencies are Granicus customers underscores the growing importance of transparency and citizen involvement tools for government,” said Tom Spengler, CEO and Co-Founder of Granicus, “Webcasting, legislative research portals, and crowdsourcing are no longer just buzz words in government technology, they are critical features on award-winning government websites—they help build public trust while promoting a more cost-efficient and productive way of running the business of government,” added Spengler in a press release.
Hats off to all the winners on this list!