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Michele Hall
Administrative Assistant, Boone County Commission
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Email: mhall@boonecountymo.org

BOONE COUNTY NAMED TOP TEN
BY CENTER FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

July 16, 2015— For the sixth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Thursday, July 9, the Center for Digital Government announced the top ten counties in each of four population categories, including Boone County, which ranked fourth place amongst counties with a population between 150,000 and 249,999. Boone County has been ranked in the top ten among counties of similar population for ten of the past eleven years.

The 13th Annual Digital Counties Survey, which is open to all U.S. counties, is conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties. The self-report survey offers counties an opportunity to share the outcomes they have accomplished through the strategic use of technology. The panel of expert judges looks not only at these outcomes but also at achievement of progress from the previous year, alignment of outcomes with the county’s priorities, commitment to collaboration both within and outside their organization and demonstration of innovation.

“Counties across the country are harnessing technology to enhance services, maximize efficiency and save money,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey recognizes county innovation that strengthens communities and builds a stronger America.”

Commissioner Karen M. Miller and Boone County GIS Director Jason Warzinik accepted the award on behalf of Boone County at the 2015 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition. It will be presented to Boone County Information Technology at the Commission meeting Tuesday, July 21 at 9:30AM in the Boone County Commission Chambers.

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