Poughkeepsie, NY... County Executive William R. Steinhaus accepted an award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) on behalf of Dutchess County at this year’s National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in July of this year in Arizona. The award from the CDG recognized Dutchess County as “one of the most technologically advanced counties in the United States” for 2004.
County Executive Steinhaus said, “When we launched the County’s new website last fall and were able to demonstrate its abilities, I felt the advancements made by our Office of Computer Information Systems were monumental toward the evolution of e-government services in Dutchess County.”
The CDG examined completed surveys for the use of information technology (IT) to deliver services to citizens, as well as within County government. More notably, Dutchess County was rated one of the Top 10 Counties in the population size 250,000 to 499,999 to receive this award and was the only county in the Northeast, of any size, to receive an award.
Commissioner of the Dutchess County Office of Computer Information Systems (OCIS), Tim Mahler added, “My staff and I were very excited to hear the news that the County was recognized by the CDG. It’s a great feeling to know that the time we put forth in advancing Dutchess County’s computer services is nationally competitive and now recognized by the industry. We have much more to do, but it’s good to know that we’re on the right path.”
“The significance of receiving this national award is a great plus for the team of county professionals who worked so hard to achieve this,” concluded Steinhaus.