City of Lowell ranked #5 Digital City in America
(Population Category 75K – 124.9K)
City of Lowell, MA (November 12, 2013) – City Manager Bernard F. Lynch is pleased to announce that the City of Lowell’s website (www.lowellma.gov) has taken fifth place this year among other tech-savvy digital cities in America in the population category of 75K – 124.9K. The City of Lowell’s government was recognized for its ongoing, service-focused, and City-wide efforts to engage and connect with constituents via a variety of online tools.
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and National League of Cities (NLC) conducted the national rankings in their 2013 annual Digital Cities Survey. Each website was judged on variety of criteria including progress on information and communication technology practices made over the past year return on investment, and a city’s demonstrated ability to innovate and leverage creative practices.
Todd Sander, executive director for the CDG, said he noticed an increase in the number of tech-savvy digital cities this year, particularly among larger jurisdictions. “Cities that are investing in technology are seeing huge cost savings that are critical to operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services,” Sander said. “These cities are true innovators and we applaud them as they work in the spirit of collaboration to provide extraordinary value to constituents, despite budget setbacks.” Marie Lopez-Rogers, NLC President, stresses that “the cities honored reflect public administrators and IT professionals wisely adopting technologies with a readiness to share with others serving public interest.”
The City of Lowell is honored to be included in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey, and hopes to increase its website ranking in next year’s survey through its commitment to constituent services and transparency.
The top Ten list of 2013 Digital Cities Survey winners, in the 75,000 – 124,999 population are:
1st City of Avondale, Ariz.
2nd City of West Palm Beach, Fla.
3rd City of Roseville, Calif.
4th City of Westminster, Colo.
5th City of Lowell, Mass.
5th City of Davenport, Iowa
5th City of Richardson, Texas
6th City of Lynchburg, Va.
7th City of Independence, Mo.
8th City of Arvada, Colo.
8th City of Boulder, Colo.
9th City of Roanoke, Va.
10th City of Pueblo, Colo.
For additional information, please visit the 2013 Digital Cities Announcement.
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