Utah.gov wins National Award for Best of the Web
Utah also awarded 2 Digital Government Achievement Awards
Utah.gov, The State of Utah's web portal, was awarded first place in the 2007 Best of The Web competition sponsored by the National Center for Digital Government. The Best of Web is an annual awards program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals. This is the original and most popular state government website competition.
"Utah.gov makes state information and services more accessible than ever for citizens, businesses, and visitors," said Governor Jon Huntsman. "We live in a technology rich state where citizens demand innovation and improvement. This recognition shows our commitment to providing award-winning, cutting-edge resources to businesses and citizens alike."
This national awards program judges state, city and county Web sites on their innovation, Web-delivery of public services, efficiency, economy, and functionality for improved citizen access. Utah.gov was also awarded this honor in 2003, making Utah the only state to win the award twice.
"The diversity of resources found on Utah.Gov is staggering," said Chief Information Officer J. Stephen Fletcher. "And, per capita, Utah's Web site has the most reach of any state. A higher percentage of Utah's population goes online to access government information and services than in other states."
In addition to the Best of the Web award, the State of Utah also received top honors in the categories of government-to-business and government-to-citizen state government. Utah.gov is the state of Utah's official Web portal (http://www.utah.gov) and is a collaborative effort between the state of Utah and Utah Interactive, LLC, a Salt Lake City-based, wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV). A list of the Best of the Web winners can be found at http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/surveys.php?tid=1&survey=cdg_bow&loc=2007 .