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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and its Digital Communities program earlier this month announced the top-ranked cities in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. held its place as sixth among cities with populations of 125,000 to 249,000. Last year, Springfield rose four spots to No. 6 from a ranking of 10th in 2013. “The top-ranked digital city governments in this year’s survey are using cloud services, data analytics and mobile apps—among other technologies—to help citizens interact with government more easily than ever before,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “These cities are true innovators and we applaud their efforts to increase transparency and open government, encourage citizen participation, and enhance cybersecurity.” The annual survey recognizes leading examples of cities using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. “The Digital Cities Survey focuses on 10 initiatives across four categories: citizen engagement, policy, operations, and technology and data,” said City Manager Greg Burris. “All City departments contributed in one way or another to this success. I would like to thank the Information Systems and Public Information departments, in particular, for their continual and innovative work to leverage our use of technology to better connect our services with our citizens.” Now in its 15th year, the Digital Cities Survey is part of the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Communities program and is open to all U.S. cities. The survey focuses on ten initiatives across four categories: citizen engagement, policy, operations, and technology and data. Responses are reviewed and judged based on a set of criteria and how well the cities implemented technology services across the entire city. For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), [email protected] or Jeff Coiner, Director of Information Systems, at 417-864-1626 or [email protected]View the 2015 Digital Cities Survey
View how Springfield City Council members think SGF is a digital city:
• Mike Schilling
• Ken McClure
• Jan Fisk
• Craig Fishel