Doña Ana County website earns top 10 award [Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. :: ]
(Las Cruces Sun-News (NM) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 10--LAS CRUCES -- For the ninth consecutive year, the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties, or NACo, have named Doña Ana County's website among the 10 best in the United States for counties with populations under 250,000.
The county's website is ranked seventh in the nation in its category. The website ranked fifth in 2013, seventh in 2012, eighth in 2011, third in 2010, second in 2009, fourth in 2008, eighth in 2007 and ninth in 2006, according to a news release.
"Our website -- as well as the county's new expansion into social media -- will always strive to improve," said Doña Ana County Manager Julia Brown. "I'm proud of the ongoing collaboration between the Information Technology Department and the Public Information Office that led to this prestigious award, and I am confident that new efforts which will be launched in the coming months will result in continuing improvement over time to meet this dynamic county's many unique challenges."
The website was overhauled in June 2013 in a joint project by the Doña Ana County Information Technology Department and the Doña Ana County Public Information Office. It is updated on a near-daily basis.
Doña Ana County will be among the top digital counties honored Friday at a national awards ceremony, which coincides with NACo's national conference held in New Orleans.
The full list of winners can be viewed at www.centerdigitalgov.com
Each April of each year, all counties in the United States are invited to participate in the Digital Counties Survey. County officials respond to questions that include more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.
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 National Association of Counties provides legislative, research, technical and public affairs assistance to county governments. Created in 1935, NACo aims to give the nation's 3,066 counties a voice in the White House and Congress.
Doña Ana County's website can be accessed at www.donaanacounty.org.
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