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Michele Hall
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
(573) 886-4312

Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

July 12, 2018— For the ninth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Wednesday, July 11, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties announced the top ten counties in each of five population categories, including Boone County, which ranked fourth place among counties with a population between 150,000 and 249,999. Boone County has been ranked in the top ten counties of similar population for 13 of the past 14 years.
The 16th Annual Digital Counties Survey, which is open to all U.S. counties, is conducted by the Center for Digital Government 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. Winners are chosen based on the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.

“Innovative counties are utilizing technology and data to better inform and protect themselves and their citizens, to save taxpayer money and to provide a better citizen experience,” said Teri Takai, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for all the efforts they are making to improve the lives of their residents and others.”

Janet Thompson, Boone County District II Commissioner, will accept the award on behalf of Boone County at the 2018 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, July 14, 2018. It will be presented to Boone County Information Technology at the Commission meeting Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:30PM in the Boone County Commission Chambers.


The Government of Boone County, Missouri employs over 500 people and serves more than 162,642 citizens across 691 square miles by administering and enforcing state and local laws, collecting taxes, assessing property, maintaining roads, conducting elections, recording public documents, and much more.