County Ranked Sixth in Nation in 2014 Survey
Towson, Maryland (July 10, 2014) – Baltimore County is ranked among the top 10 counties in the nation identified as having the best technology practices. The Center for Digital Government's (CDG) 12th annual 2014 Digital Counties Survey in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded the sixth place ranking to Baltimore County in the category of counties with 500,000 or more population.
Baltimore County improved last year's seventh place ranking by aligning technology initiatives with strategic priorities to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The award highlights the success of counties that use technology to improve services and "proactively address rapidly changing citizen demands and expectations," according to CDG Executive Director Todd Sander.
A Prestigious Award
"This prestigious award really highlights our commitment to providing technology that is innovative, efficient and cost-effective, as well as being a reflection of the excellence and dedication of our Office of Information Technology professionals," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
The County will be recognized at the 2014 Digital Counties Survey Awards Reception during NACo's annual conference and will receive the Digital Counties Survey award. Additionally, winners will be featured in the Center for Digital Government's Best Practices and Thought Leadership white papers.
About the Survey
The Digital Counties Survey is hosted by the CDG, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. This organization also provides government, education and industry leaders with decision support, research and educational services to help them effectively incorporate new technologies. This survey is conducted in partnership NACo, a full-service organization that provides legislative, research, technical and public affairs assistance to county governments.