2009 Digital Counties Survey
The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Center for Digital Government
(Center), Government Technology magazine and the Digital Communities program ask
for your help in completing the seventh annual national Digital Counties Survey.
This year’s survey comes during particularly difficult economic times, adding additional
urgency to identifying and documenting how the nation’s counties are managing through
the crisis, with particular attention to the role of digital technologies in acting in smarter
and sustainable ways.
The purpose of this year’s survey is twofold:
1. To identify emerging or best practices in improving service delivery, increasing
collaboration among counties and other jurisdictions and making government
more economically and ecologically sustainable; and
2. To recognize those counties that use technology to provide a high level of service
to their citizens and provide a model for other jurisdictions.
Survey questions are intended to represent benchmarks in technological policies,
practices and solutions. The survey results are used in strategic planning by a growing
number of jurisdictions, research by public policy think tanks and coverage by major
media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The New York Times.
A compilation of survey results will appear on NACo’s Web site and on the Center’s
Web site. Top-ranked counties will receive the Digital Counties Survey award and will be
honored at a reception during NACo’s annual conference. Additionally, winners will be
featured on govtech.com, in Digital Communities magazine and the Center’s best
practices and thought leadership white papers.
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute providing
government, education and industry leaders with decision support, research and
educational services to help them effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st