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Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Administrative Coordinator, Boone County Commission
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

July 11, 2019— For the tenth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Thursday, 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 fifth 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 14 of the past 15 years.

The 17th 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 collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response recovery efforts.

“Innovative counties across the U.S. are leveraging technology and data to complete unique projects that better serve citizens, save taxpayer money and protect citizen data,” said Teri Takai, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to make government work for the citizens and businesses they serve.”

“We applaud this year's Digital Counties Survey winners for maximizing the value of technology in serving our residents,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “Technology plays an important role in achieving healthy, safe and vibrant counties. The Digital Counties Survey demonstrates how we embrace cutting-edge approaches to strengthening our communities.” 

Janet Thompson, Boone County District II Commissioner, will accept the award on behalf of Boone County at the 2019 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition in Clark County, Nevada on Saturday, July 13, 2019. It will be presented to Boone County Information Technology at the Commission meeting Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:30PM in the Boone County Commission Chambers.