Calling Civic 50 award nominations
- By Jill Rosen
- Jan 07, 2001
As the new year begins, we at civic.com would like you to take a look back
before you proceed forward. We're raising the curtain on Civic 50, our
second annual awards program to honor innovation in government information
technology. We're looking for the best IT projects from 2000, and hoping
state, county and city officials will take the time to nominate the work
they're most proud of so it gets the recognition it deserves.
You might notice that the name of the award has undergone a slight
adjustment — it was the State and Local 50 last year. But why say it in
four words when two will suffice?
Although the name has changed, the premise has not. We still want to
know about your most forward-thinking applications and ideas — specifically,
the ones that had the biggest impact on the way your government does business.
Last year, we were thrilled with the impressive list of candidates that
came from the largest states and the smallest communities. In the end, winners
represented agencies of all stripes — law enforcement, schools, permit
offices, transit authorities and many more. And the applicants' programs
included ways to pay bills online, deliver information to the public, ease
police investigations and bolster economic development.
Our goal is not only to acknowledge jobs well done, but also to give
other governments ideas on what they can do with IT. We're eager to hear
about what you've done this year.
Nominations will be accepted until March 15. We'll then forward them
to a panel of judges composed of representatives from government, industry
Judges will consider how much of an impact the project had, if it saved
money or improved day-to-day operations, if it paved the way for social
or economic improvements and whether it sets a good standard for other
government agencies. The winners will be notified in the summer.
Submit nominations online at www.civic.com — just look for the Civic
So, launching into 2001, take a few moments to consider what you did
right in 2000. We look forward to hearing about your accomplishments, and
know our readers do as well.