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News Release

City of Henderson Named A 2013 Digital Cities Winner

November 13, 2013



Henderson, Nev. The Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government, announced its 2013 Digital Cities Survey winners, with the City of Henderson tying Seattle for fourth place in the category of populations of 250,000 or more. Awards will be presented on November 15 at the National League of Cities annual conference in Seattle. In 2012, Henderson ranked seventh in its population category.

Winners were selected by a panel of CDG senior fellows and senior executives. Judging criteria includes progress on information and communication technology practices made over the past year, return on investment and a city’s proven ability to innovate and leverage creative practices. Priority was given to initiatives that promote transparency and open data, mobility, finance management, staffing, connectivity, cyber security, shared services, virtualization techniques and disaster recovery.

“This honor truly showcases the City of Henderson’s ongoing collaborative efforts to provide outstanding service to our residents, balancing the increased demand for services with innovative solutions even as budgets have been scaled back,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “I’m especially pleased at the progress we have made in regional collaboration initiatives, deployment of mobile solutions and citizen engagement through our online services initiative.”

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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