King County Executive Dow Constantine emailed KCIT employees today to congratulate them on being named the nation’s #1 Top Digital County by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).
“This is the second year in a row that KCIT has received this prestigious award, and it is a recognition of everything you do to help us improve the way we work, collaborate, and connect with residents,” Executive Constantine told KCIT employees. “This award is a recognition of your hard work and innovative thinking, and the willingness of all King County employees to embrace new technologies in their work. Congratulations!”
KCIT’s work was recognized with a first place for King County among counties with a population of one million or more. In its award summary, the Digital Counties Survey noted KCIT’s work “to reimagine the city’s services in equitable ways, doing so with a range of new ideas, from accessible online applications for reduced transit fares — which grew last year by a whopping 2,000 percent among underserved populations — to online databases with digital evidence to help inform justice-related decisions.”
The Digital Counties Survey is developed in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). It identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services; encourage collaboration; enhance cybersecurity and apply innovative and emerging technologies to county priorities.