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2018 Digital Cities Survey Winner!

Post Date:11/05/2018 10:21 AM

Digital Cities Survey Winner 2018The Center of Digital Government (CDG) announced the winners of the 2018 Digital Cities Survey and the City of Weston was #9 in its population category!

Now in its 18th year, the annual survey, open to all U.S. cities,  recognizes cities using technology to improve transparency, enhance cybersecurity and much more. 

"Thanks to the efforts of these innovative cities, citizens now benefit from enhanced services as well as improved transparency and privacy and protection efforts." explained Teri Takai, executive director for the Center for Digital Government “This year’s Digital Cities Survey winners are leading the nation by leveraging data to improve a wide range of city services and initiatives.” 

What the judges had to say about Weston:

9TH - CITY OF WESTON, FLA.

In 2018, Weston, Fla., published its first Technology Strategic Plan, which plays a big part in the core goals of the city and its 2028 Strategic Value and Business Plan. IT plays a large role in supporting business objectives and promoting good customer service to its constituents. These objectives, via the Technology Strategic Plan, aim to offer a positive return on investment by improving efficiency and therefore reducing expenditures; improving accessibility and decreasing complexity of services and resources; increasing transparency; and mitigating risk by improving cybersecurity and privacy measures. 

Datahub page on city websiteThe Technology Strategic Plan calls for a self-service data portal through the city website to improve service and transparency. Within the past year, the city has implemented open government initiatives, including a master data framework, using Esri’s Local Government Information Model, to connect with other city data systems and facilitate big data business intelligence tools and open, e-government services. The city has utilized Microsoft Power BI as a visualization and reporting tool on integrated data sets. The city enhanced its public website and content management system, improving usability, accessibility and content delivery.

View the entire Center of Digital Government article 

Maps&AppsResidents and visitors can take full advantage of the Maps & Apps section and Data Hub available on the City's new website with a variety of interactive map features and easily printable maps of highly requested items such as garbage collection schedules, recycling collection, bulk waste collection school districts, flood zones. 

Congratulations to Technology Director Ryan  Fernandes, Assistant Director Steven Murray and their hardworking and talented team.

 

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