Minnesota Y2K office wins award for cooperation
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 17, 2000
The cooperation between federal, state and local governments led to the
success of Minnesota's Y2K office and an award it will receive next Friday.
The Minnesota Department of Administration's Year 2000 Project Office will
be awarded the Cooperative Public Service Award from Partnership Minnesota,
a group of federal, state and local government agencies and officials that
work together to improve Minnesota's public services. It recognizes outstanding
examples of innovative government and civic cooperative efforts by all levels
"Year 2000 was a success because of the collaboration, and that is what
this is really about," said Jim Close, the former manager of the office.
The office met monthly with state businesses, the Information Policy Council
and a body of chief information officers to advise states on technology
issues, the President's Council on Y2K Conversion, and the League of Minnesota
Through the collaboration, the office created public service announcements,
brochures, Year 2000 readiness information for the Internet and a help line,
among other sources of information for local agencies and citizens.