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Dutchess County #1 in Nation for Best Technology Use & Innovation
Dutchess County Government is the number one ranked mid-size county government for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies to better serve residents in the 2018 Digital Counties Survey. This is the 15th Anniversary of the annual survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). Dutchess County has been ranked in the top ten among the nation’s best all 15 years of the Digital Counties survey in the 250,000-499,999 population category and this is the second time Dutchess County has earned the number one national ranking.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “This recognition of our County’s Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS), led by Commissioner Glenn Marchi, clearly demonstrates our commitment to maximizing our residents’ and visitors’ digital experience and how we have made ourselves a leader in these efforts. We continue to ensure our services and resources are transparent, engaging, efficient, secure and innovative while also putting high priority on cost savings for our municipal partners and taxpayers.”
Below are some of the County’s initiatives highlighted in the various Digital Counties Survey categories:
Open (Transparency, Open Data, Data Governance)
Citizen-Centric (Government Experience: Mobile, Engaged, Digital Services)
Collaborative (Shared Services/Collaborative Initiatives)
Secure (Cybersecurity Measures/ Initiatives)
OCIS Commissioner Glenn Marchi, Ph.D., said, “The Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services team strives to foster a vibrant economic environment through the innovative technology and information services it provides to both residents and County departments. We will continue to be exemplary stewards of the public’s trust and resources by seeking new shared services and cost saving opportunities.”
“Effective technology has proven to be a key tool for efficiency in many facets of county government,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “We applaud this year’s Digital Counties Survey winners for showcasing the value of innovation and adaptation. Their embrace of cutting-edge approaches has benefited residents while ensuring good stewardship of taxpayer resources.”
Learn more about the Digital Counties Survey.
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