The Center for Digital Government has recognized the city of Las Vegas as one of its 2013 Digital Cities Award winners. The award recognizes the city for initiatives to implement technologies that serve the public interest.
The awards were presented on Nov. 15, at the National League of Cities annual conference in Seattle. Digital Cities strive to improve in four core areas, citizen engagement, policy, operations and technology and data. The city has several initiatives in these areas that helped to win the recognition.
Among the areas that the city of Las Vegas was recognized for were interactive web responses for permitting and courts, a robust social media presence and online plans submissions. The city was also praised for its multi-jurisdictional work on business licensing and inmate lookup at jails.
The city has transformed key processes, both internally across departments, and externally to citizens and businesses, with widespread connectivity through mobile applications, open data initiatives, interactive voice and web response applications and social media interactions. To learn more about Digital Cities visit the Digital Communities website, www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/cities/.