Orange County recognized as a national leader in digital initiatives

Orange County recognized as a national leader in digital initiatives


Orange County has been proactive in green light initiatives that streamline government service delivery, including encouraging open data, collaboration, and shared services; enhancing cyber security; and innovative ways to deliver disaster response and recovery efforts. It is said that this dedication to technological practices has served the county district well, and now it has been recognized at the national level.

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Districts (NACo) recently announced the winners of their 2021 Digital District Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies best technology practices among US districts, and the Orange District is ranked fourth overall. The entire nation is in the population category of 1,000,000 or more.

“This is an important estimate,” said Jerry Demings, Mayor of Orange County. “We live in a digital age that requires us to integrate technology solutions to simplify services and enhance cybersecurity. I feel we continue to create a digitally friendly environment that benefits all Orange County residents and employees.”

Here is a list of the top 10 counties in that category:

1,000,000 or more of the population category
First King County, Washington
Los Angeles County II, California
Hennepin III County, Minnesota
Fourth Orange County, Florida
Fifth Fairfax County, Virginia
Sixth Montgomery County, Maryland
Seventh Oakland County, Michigan
Alameda Eighth County, California
9 Cook County, Illinois
9th Miami-Dade County, FL
10th San Bernardino County, California

“The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the urgent need for bold, cutting-edge approaches to serving our population, and technology has played a major role,” said Matthew Chase, CEO of NACo. “This year’s digital boycott survey winners demonstrated real leadership when it was needed most. We applaud their innovation and expertise in leveraging technology to achieve county goals.”

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