County Web Site Takes Top Honors


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Sept. 19, 2007

County Web Site Takes Top Honors in National Competition

Fairfax County’s public Web site, fairfaxcounty.gov, earned top honors in the Center for Digital Government’s “2007 Best of the Web” awards competition. As a first place winner, fairfaxcounty.gov was recognized as one of the most innovative and user-friendly local government portals. Oakland County, Mich., and Columbia County, Ga., rounded out the top three finishers in the county portal category.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition and very proud of the customer service we offer online,” said Deputy County Executive David J. Molchany. “We are looking to continue and increase our level of excellence by providing additional e-services, refreshed content and more social media options.”

The “Best of the Web” is a national awards program that judges state, city and county Web sites on their innovation, Web delivery of public services, efficiency, economy and functionality for improved access. The winners will be recognized at the Center for Digital Government’s 11th Annual Anniversary Awards on Sept. 21.

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 Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.

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