Center for Digital Government recognizes Kansas.gov as a Finalist in the State Portal Category

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e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced the 2011 winners of its annual Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 16th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications.  Forty-three awards in six categories were given this year.

“The goal of every government website is to provide online services and information to constituents,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “However, this year’s winners have taken the power of the Web to the next level – combining clear communication, design aesthetic and easy navigation. Their foresight and leadership is creating unforeseen opportunities in government-to-citizen interaction and positioning the portal as a critical piece of public service delivery. The Center thanks them for their continuing innovation and congratulates them on their achievements!”

2011 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS

State Portal Category:
1st Place: Arkansas
2 Place: Utah
3rd Place: Indiana
4th Place: Rhode Island
5th Place: Texas

Finalists:
Alabama
Kansas
Michigan
Tennessee

In a press release issued on July 28, 2011, Jim Hollingsworth, Executive Director of the Information Network of Kansas, which serves as the governing board for Kansas.gov, expressed his support for the Kansas portal redesign, stating: “This public-private oversight and development continues to serve the state well today, as we are able to operate under the self-funding model whereby no state tax dollars are used. The state is able to provide more and better services online without incurring additional costs.”

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 Center is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.

Contact:
Janet Grenslitt
Director of Surveys and Awards
Jgrenslitt@centerdigitalgov.com

Lisa Jones
General Manager, Kansas.gov
marketing@www.kansas.gov

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