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State Leadership of the Year winners talk COVID-19 challenges

by | JUN 15, 2021

The 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards recognize the top people and projects in state government IT. In interviews with StateScoop, winners of this year’s prizes look back at their work over the past year, most of which was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, winners of the StateScoop 50 State Leadership of the Year winners share their lessons learned during the health crisis, their biggest challenges during the pandemic and the technologies and practices they believe to be underappreciated in government. Previous interviews in the 2021 StateScoop 50 Awards include winners in the GoldenGov category. Reporting by Emily Bamforth, Benjamin Freed, Ryan Johnston, Jake Williams and Colin Wood. These interviews were edited and condensed.