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2015 City News Releases

Posted on: November 9, 2015

SGF named 2015 Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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), cscott@springfieldmo.gov or Jeff Coiner, Director of Information Systems, at 417-864-1626 or jcoiner@springfieldmo.gov.View the 2015 Digital Cities Survey


View how Springfield City Council members think SGF is a digital city:

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Posted on: April 7, 2015

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April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

Posted on: April 20, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

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April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

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July 27 City Council meeting summary

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Aug. 10 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 10, 2015

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Aug. 24 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Sept. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Sept. 28 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Oct. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Oct. 26 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Five City Councilmembers issue statement

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Nov. 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 9, 2015

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Nov. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 23, 2015

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

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