July 17, 2014

County Earns Second Place in Nation in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey

Montgomery County has ranked second in the country in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo). The survey assessed factors such as citizen engagement, policy, operations, technology and data, among others.

During the past three years, Montgomery County has initiated several innovative technology solutions that focus on citizen engagement platforms. These include: e-filing permit applications and plans; publishing County data sets online -- such as employee salaries, restaurant inspections, budgets, solicitations and contracts; a redesign of the County’s award-winning web site; a mobile version of the MC311 web site enabling service requests from mobile devices; and an online cybersecurity training system for County employees.

Montgomery is the only county in the nation to be named a Top 10 Digital County each year since the annual ranking began in 2003. The County has been rated the Top Digital County in the nation three times – in 2007, 2010 and 2013. No other county has earned the top ranking as often as Montgomery County.