CivicPlus Website Designs Win Awards in California, Washington, Texas and Indiana
MANHATTAN, KS — (July 5, 2011) Government agency websites designed by CivicPlus, a leading developer of open government technology, have earned recognition for six more U.S. towns and counties. The company announced today that interactive websites it designed for local government agencies in Washington, California, Texas and Indiana were honored in three prestigious interactive awards competitions.
In the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) 2011 Awards of Excellence Competition two CivicPlus clients, Plumas County, CA and Jackson County, IN were recognized for excellence in Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media. It was the third award for Plumas County, which won a Bronze Award of Excellence in the 9th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards and a Silver Award of Distinction in the International Academy of Visual Arts 2011 Communicator Awards last month.
The cities of Menifee, CA and Richland, WA, were two of just seven cities honored by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) for their innovative application of Web 2.0 technologies and social media tools. Showcasing an array of CivicPlus applications and online services, the Richland and Menifee government websites were chosen based on their ability to offer services and functionality that increased citizen engagement, government accountability and operational efficiencies.
In addition to these national awards, websites designed by CivicPlus for the City of Burleson and League City, TX, received high honors at the annual conference of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO). Burleson took 1st Place in the “Tech Services – Web Site” category, 2nd Place in the “Best Use of Social Media” category and 3rd Place in the “Tech Services – E-news category”. League City took 2nd Place in the “Tech Services – Web Site” category and 3rd Place in the “Marketing - Most Creative with Least Dollars” category.
“Used effectively, Web 2.0 and social media encourage citizens to take a more active role in county and local government,” said Ward Morgan, CEO of CivicPlus. “CivicPlus works hand in hand with local government teams to design websites that reflect the unique personality of each area while sharing best practices and the lessons we’ve learned from working with local governments for more than 10 years. We congratulate all of the award winners. They represent the best of the best in government communications.”
In the last three months a total of 21 awards have been presented to CivicPlus clients. The company has designed 876 local government websites serving more than 29.6 million citizens throughout North America. Over the past two years, CivicPlus clients have won more than 170 website awards. In 2009, CivicPlus received the Center for Digital Government’s Best Fit Integrator Award for delivering extraordinary digital solutions to public IT projects.
About CivicPlusCivicPlus develops, designs and manages award-winning community engagement systems that use advanced technology to connect people with government in new, more efficient ways. Founded in 2001 in Manhattan, KS, CivicPlus serves nearly 800 cities and counties throughout North America with cost-effective website solutions for communities of all sizes. The innovative CivicPlus Government Content Management System™ includes more than 60 customizable, integrated eGovernment applications including Citizen Request Tracker™, MuniMobile™, Facebook and economic development tools. For more information visit www.civicplus.com
About NACIO: The National Association of County Information Officers was formed in 1966. Originally, NACIO's goal was to bring together communications professionals who wanted to share information with other counties across the United States. Today, NACIO is also dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the functions of county government, improving the professional capabilities of its members, and much more. As an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo), NACIO supports the programs and policies of NACo. The 2011 NACIO Awards of Excellence Competition covers projects produced and/or distributed from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
About PTI: Created by and for cities and counties, the not-for-profit Public Technology Institute promotes innovation and collaboration for thought-leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen. For more information, visit www.pti.org.
About the TAMI Awards: The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers holds the TAMI award competition each year with the winners being announced at the TAMIO Annual Conference in June. For more information visit the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers at www.texastamio.org.