Santa Rosa, CA – July 21, 2017 – Sonoma County ranked 2nd among mid-sized counties throughout the nation in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives
that streamline delivery of government services, encourage collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and even reduce carbon emissions.
“This national award highlights our excellent work using technology to interact with and serve the needs of the public,” said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Shirlee Zane. “We continually strive to find new and pioneering ways of bringing government directly to our residents.”
“Digital counties are leveraging technology to improve the ways they conduct business and engage with citizens in increasingly innovative and exciting ways,” said Todd Sander, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to reduce costs, encourage
citizen engagement, increase efficiencies and proactively address citizen expectations.”
Over the last several years, Sonoma County has increased its focus on enabling residents to access services and data online, thereby making county government more efficient and transparent. John Hartwig, the County Director of the Information Systems Department stated, “Being ranked in the Top 10 four years
in a row says a lot. We are constantly focused on service delivery and leveraging the value of online information to support better government. This achievement would not have been possible without the strong support of our Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator, and the outstanding focus and
hard work by our skilled staff.”