SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government has announced the winners of its 2009 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

Best of the Web ranks the top U.S. state and local Web portals, recognizing advances in digital solutions and communication with citizens, government communities and business. The Digital Government Achievement Awards showcase progressive and innovative Web sites and digital applications by government entities worldwide.

The awards are judged by a panel of experts on a wide range of categories, including site accessibility, innovation, cost-savings, ease of use, and exceptional service to public.

Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said, "We congratulate the winners of this year's awards. They are terrific examples of first-rate ideas and collaboration on digital solutions which ultimately benefit citizens."


State Portal Category:
1st Place Utah
2nd Place: California
3rd Place: Arkansas
4th Place: Maine
5th Place: Colorado
Rhode Island

City Portal Category:
1st Place: Virginia Beach, Va.
2nd Place: Riverside, Calif.
3rd Place: Louisville, Ky.
4th Place: Rocklin, Calif.
5th Place: Corpus Christi, Texas and Tampa, Fla.
Bloomington, Ind.
Boulder, Colo.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Mesa, Ariz.
Santa Monica, Calif.

County Portal Category:
1st Place: Fairfax County, Va.
2nd Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.
3rd Place: King County, Wash.
4th Place: Monroe County, N.Y.
5th Place: Collin County, Texas
Alameda County, Calif.
Columbia County, Ga.
Dutchess County, N.Y.
San Diego County, Calif.
Yuma County, Ariz.


Government-to-government category:
Boone County, Mo., Road Closures GIS Application
Boston SnowCOP
Plinkit Collaborative
Montana ePass
Utah Public Meeting Notice

Government-to-citizen State government category:
Arkansas Recovery Portal, Online and iPhone Applications
California Department of Public Health, Screening Information System DataShare
Stimulus.Virginia.Gov: Providing Transparency and Accountability

Government-to-citizen Local government category:
King County, Wash. Solid Waste Division, Eco-Cool Remodel Tool
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works eNotify System
Mesa, Ariz., Arts Center Volunteer System
Northglenn, Colo., Public Meeting Records System
NYCStat Stimulus Tracker
Oakland County, Mich., Video Center

Government-to-business category:
King County, Wash., Contract and Apprenticeship Report Tracking System
Oregon Central Business Registry
Richmond, Va., External Alarm Interface Exchange
Richmond, Va., Payee Match Positive Pay
Utah Department of Public Safety Media Portal

Government internal category:
Boulder@Work - Intranet Redesign Using Open Source Technology
Garland, Texas, Water Utilities, Workforce Management
Harris County, Texas, Consolidated Criminal History
San Diego County Calendar Dashboard

Please visit for the full list of awardees.

This year's awards are sponsored by ActiveGovernment (, Adobe (, and Hyland Software, Inc. (

The Center for Digital Government ( is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, Inc., ( a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.

Contact Information: Contact: Janet Grenslitt 916-932-1363