July 26, 2016
Media Contact: Shannon Felgner, Communications Manager, 616-738-4672, 616-610-4401
The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties have announced the winners of the 2016 Digital Counties Survey, naming miOttawa.org among the leading government websites in the country. The annual survey recognizes the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through newfound efficiencies; boost transparency, cybersecurity and engagement; or innovate through unique and exciting projects. Ottawa County earned the seventh spot in the nation compared to counties of similar size. Ottawa has made the top ten on the national list during seven of the past eight years.
“It is an honor to be recognized nationally. Citizens expect more from a website than information and miOttawa.org strives to deliver. We continue to grow our online services, " said Shannon Felgner, Ottawa County’s Communication Manager. "We also added email subscription services as a way to push information to residents. To date, 18,297 people are subscribed to receive county news via email." May 2016's citizen survey found support for Ottawa’s online presence as well:
Ottawa County wasn’t the only Michigan winner. Allegan County took first in its population division and Oakland County was fifth among peer counties in the U.S. For a list of all the winners, visit govtech.com.
250,000-499,999 Population Category