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Henderson Again Named as a Digital Cities Award Winner

November 09, 2017
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Henderson, Nev. – For the second year in a row, the City of Henderson has been named to one of the top spots in an annual ranking of tech-savvy local governments that employ technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage community engagement.

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) ranked Henderson tenth among cities in the 250,000-499,999 population category as part of its 17th annual Digital Cities Survey.

“The City of Henderson is honored to be recognized once again for our efforts to provide residents in our community with a user-friendly experience when it comes to accessing services and information through the online portals that keep us digitally connected to the public,” said Laura Fucci, Henderson Department of Information Technology director and the city’s Chief Information Officer. “This top 10 designation highlights our effective use of digital tools to promote citizen engagement and to increase transparency and open government in ways that are making the City of Henderson even more responsive to the needs of our community. We are also using smart city technology to enhance traffic management and incorporating elements of our long range Henderson Strong comprehensive plan into our IT strategic goals.”

Among the reasons cited by CDG for the recognition are the city’s ongoing commitment to its IT Strategic Plan, open data portals, robust social media presence and ongoing work with neighboring jurisdictions in Southern Nevada on smart cities initiatives around transportation and traffic management so citizens have a seamless transit experience as they travel throughout the area.

“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!”

CDG’s 2017 Digital Cities 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. A full list of winners is available here. The top 10 ranked cities in each of the five population-based categories will be honored at a special awards ceremony on Nov. 16 during the National League of Cities annual conference being held this year in Charlotte, NC.

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