Douglas County, CO Honored as Government Leader in Innovation

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Douglas County, Colorado took home first place honors in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey!

We are thrilled to share that our client Douglas County, Colorado has been named a first place winner in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey!

According to the announcement, “The Douglas County Innovation League — a county-wide training program which instills “Lean” thinking in every department, team and employee – was launched last year. The training program is based on Lean/Agile and ITIL/ITSM best practices. To date, over 75 county employees have received training and implemented several dozen process-improvement and cost-saving measures.”

Our staff was excited to help Douglas County build a responsive website with improved functionality that reflected its status as a dynamic digital community resource. In the time since they placed in last year’s survey, they’ve continued to innovate. These advancements include launching the Douglas County Innovation League, creating a roadwork notification application, supporting county-level open data sharing, collaborating with the Auckland University of Technology on an artificial intelligence pilot, and implementing a county-wide staff Lean-thinking training program.

According to GovTech.com, the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Counties Survey “identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and even reduce carbon emissions.” Making county resources available to all, focusing on training to keep staff up-to-speed and collaborating with other partners to help drive innovation are all key qualities for municipalities today.

We salute Douglas County, Colorado for making these goals a priority and setting an example for other municipalities, too. Want to learn more about how Infomedia partners with Douglas County? Learn more about our work.

Journalist and blogger Alexis Barton has loved language and the written word for as long as she can remember; she earned her Masters in Journalism from the University of Alabama before joining us here at Infomedia where she puts her skills to work researching, interviewing and writing web copy for our clients, our own blog and our social media channels. She might be a self-described “grammar nerd,” but she promises she isn’t judging your texts, emails or emoji usage. When she isn’t at the keyboard, Alexis loves shopping, napping and obsessing over Alabama football.


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