Tuesday, December 5, 2017

North Port in Top 10 Digital Cities

City Listed Among Top 10 in the 2017 Digital Cities Survey

The City of North Port placed among the top 10 cities for its population category in the "Center for Digital Government’s National 2017 Digital Cities Survey." Now in its 17th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement. The City of North Port placed ninth in its population category of 75,000 or below.

“This year’s leading digital cities are leveraging technology to connect disadvantaged citizens with critical information and services, promote citizen inclusion in important government processes and share government data with the public,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Thanks to the efforts of these innovative cities, citizens can now meaningfully interact with city government more easily than in any other time in history. Congratulations to the winners!”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. The survey honors cities in five population classifications: 500,000 or more, 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 and fewer than 75,000.

This is the sixth year that the City has been recognized in the top 10 for its population size. The City of North Port is working continuously to implement new technology to further connect and engage residents in their local government. The City offers a mobile application for residents to report concerns, a robust social media communication strategy, several GIS-based interactive maps, and more.

The top-10 ranked cities will be honored at an awards ceremony during the National League of Cities’ annual conference in Charlotte, N.C. on November 16thhttp://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-cities/Digital-Cities-Survey-2017-Winners-Announced.html

Ali H. Johnston, MBA in Real Estate
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West Villages Realty LLC
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