City Website Honored With National “Best Of the Web” Award
Wednesday September 1, 2010
Louisville takes second place in city portal category
e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced its 2010 Best of the Web Awards, honoring the best city and state government websites in the nation. Metro Government’s website, louisvilleky.gov, earned second place honors in the City Portal Category, just behind first place finisher, Boston.
In its 15th year, the Best of the Web awards recognize outstanding government portals and websites based on their innovations, functionality and efficiencies. Louisville has been entered in the awards since 2006. This is the city’s highest finish to date. The website finished 3rd in 2009.
“We’ve worked hard to improve the city’s website to provide the best access to information and services for our citizens,” said Mayor Jerry Abramson. “From the long hours they put in to re-tool and re-launch the website earlier this summer to earning this national honor, I’m very proud of Metro Technology Services’ outstanding job.”
“Louisvilleky.gov has consistently ranked in the top 5 in the Best of the Web Awards for the past 5 years. Our web team is constantly coming up with new and creative ways to deliver services and information online with limited resources and limited staff,” said Beth Niblock, Chief Information Officer for Louisville Metro.
The state of Kentucky’s website, ky.gov also received fifth place honors in the State Portal Category.
2010 Best of the Web Awards
City Portal Category:
1st Place: Boston
2nd Place: Louisville Metro Government
3rd Place: Fort Collins, Colorado
4th Place: Castle Rock, Colorado
5th Place: Coralville, Iowa
State Portal Category:
1st Place: California
2nd Place: Arkansas
3rd Place: Alabama
4th Place: Maine
5th Place: Kentucky
At Louisvilleky.gov, citizens can: