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digitalcountylogorgbThe results of this year’s evaluation of America’s top digital county governments are in, and Westchester County is once again in the top 10. The annual study by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes Westchester’s “exemplary digital service” to its citizens."

Westchester County tied for seventh place in the digital county survey that identifies best practices and recognizes those counties that provide exemplary electronic service to the public.

“It speaks volumes about our accomplishments that Westchester is being held up as a national example,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Embracing new technologies will continue to be a key to our future success and I am confident that Westchester will find even more ways to effectively and efficiently provide public services.” 

Thousands of U.S. counties were invited to participate in the 2010 Digital Counties Survey, which requested and evaluated responses on more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models. This is the sixth year in a row that Westchester County has placed in the top 10 digital counties in the country.

The county’s Department of Information Technology, headed by CIO Marguerite Beirne, continually works to develop progressive solutions that help increase productivity and efficiency while providing necessary public services.

The Center found that America’s counties are continuing to meet the challenge of providing effective and affordable government as evidenced by their accomplishments and future plans for public safety, social and health services, natural resource management, economic development and administrative efficiencies. 
                                                                                          
"Across America counties continue working to balance their local priorities with new responsibilities passed to them from the federal and state governments,” said NACo Executive Director Larry E. Naake.  “The Digital Counties Survey identifies the very best examples of how counties are aligning technology to support strategic priorities and create crucial operational and administrative efficiencies.” 

For the full list of winners and more information, please visit http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/.