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Goodyear earns Top 10 spot among U.S. cities for use of digital technology, eServices

Post Date:11/06/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2015  

 

 Contact: Mike Sakal, Public Information Officer                                  

 Office:  623-882-7053; michael.sakal@goodyearaz.gov                                                           

 

Goodyear earns Top 10 spot among U.S. cities for use of digital technology, eServices

 

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) on Thursday presented the city of Goodyear with a 2015 Digital Cities Survey Award during the National League of Cities’ Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Goodyear was selected for the award out of several hundred cities which submitted entries for the annual survey. The CDG recognizes leading examples of cities using technologies to save taxpayer dollars by improving services and boosting efficiencies in the way of transparency and privacy (such as cyber security).

Overall, Goodyear tied for 10th place with Punta Gorda, Fla., and was one of two Arizona cities in the Top 10. Marana tied for fifth place with Rancho Cordova, Calif. Shawnee, Kan. was first.

“Goodyear is proud to be a winner of this year’s Digital Cities Survey Awards,” said Dan Cotterman, IT Director for Goodyear. “This award was made possible through the strategic planning efforts of City Council setting clear direction on where they wanted us to be as a city in relation to technology.”

 

The survey focuses on 10 initiatives across four categories: citizen engagement, policy, operations, technology and data. Entries are reviewed and judged based on a set of criteria and how well the cities implemented these services across the entire city, Cotterman said.

Goodyear City Councilmember Wally Campbell, who is attending the National League of Cities Conference, received the award for the city Thursday evening.

Areas of specific focus that received recognition that benefits Goodyear residents:

 

·         Police Department’s online crime data and analysis project

·         Service application for new utility customers

·         Incident reporting and tracking system for damage to city property

·         Council Chambers audio/visual upgrades for better public viewing of meetings online 

·         Digital signage system to replace bulletin boards around city offices

 

For more information about city services, visit www.goodyearaz.gov

 

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