Chester County ranks 10th in technology excellence

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Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell (center) receives the Digital Counties Survey award from (left) Tim Woodbury, Director of Government Relations for Accela and (right) Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist for Laserfiche.

Chester County was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award.

Chester County ranks 10th among America’s 3,000-plus counties. No Delaware counties were listed.

Presented by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties.

According to the judging panel, 2016 proved to be a big year for digital accomplishments in Chester County. The panel cited the introduction of OpenGov that publishes public spending online, the commitment to data security and migration to cloud-based systems, and a strong social media presence.

Other factors that gained Chester County valuable points include the response-driven website and mobile applications, disaster recovery practices and continuity of operations, e-government programs and shared services.

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell accepted the award, which was presented at the NACo annual conference. “Over the past few years, Chester County has made a concerted effort to develop digital services that boost efficiencies and improve services for our citizens.

The Digital Counties Survey is conducted annually in the spring. All U.S. counties are invited to participate in the survey, which examines the overall technology programs and plans of the county.

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