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PTI Announces 2014 Web 2.0 Winning Jurisdictions

PTI proudly announces the winners of the 2014 Web 2.0 State & Local Government Awards & Recognition Program. This annual awards program identifies best practices and excellence in the field of Web 2.0 and civic/social networking and citizen engagement in local and state government.

Applications were received from cities, counties, and states from across the country. PTI’s panel of judges selected these award-winning applications based on their exceptional accomplishments in citizen engagement, innovative technology utilization, accountability, mobile application development and usage, economic development and training and education.

2014 Local Government Winners are:

Boston, MA – Boston Social: Social Community?What the Judges Noticed: The panel of judges were very impressed by the city’s use of multiple technologies, application usage and the high rate of citizen participation.

Evanston, IL – 311 Live Web Chat?What the Judges Noticed: In this application, the judges noted the clever and innovative leveraging of 311 staff via web chat.

Philadelphia, PA – Philly 311 and Exceptional Innovation?What the Judges Noticed: The panel of judges were impressed with Philadelphia’s integrated 311 system, the unique translation features, and the City’s focus on security.

Raleigh, NC – Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Remapping Application?What the Judges Noticed:  The judges noted that this program is extremely visual, easy to understand and informative making it appealing to the public.

Santa Monica, CA – People’s Academy?What the Judges Noticed: While many local governments have created academies, Santa Monica has taken an interesting approach using technology to really enhance citizen involvement and gathering citizen input.

2014 State Government Winners are:

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Hunter & Trapper Registration?What the Judges Noticed: The department’s application displayed an impressive use of mobility, technology, and database utilization to improve daily operational efficiency, and to improve customer service.

Utah – Google Apps, Google Plus, Google Hangouts?What the Judges Noticed: The judges highlighted that by using Google+ social media, Utah is able to drive more use and participation of its technology services, adding 10,000 new followers per month with an excellent integration of systems.

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