Top website awards for Maryland, and two local counties

WASHINGTON — The Center for Digital Government’s 2016 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards gives top awards to three government websites in the Washington and Baltimore region.

Maryland won first place in the State Portal category.

Baltimore County won first place in the County Portal category, and Anne Arundel County won third place in the county category.

“We strive to make Maryland.gov the most efficient and user-friendly portal for more than 84 million customers to access vital information and services, and being honored as the best state government website in the country is recognition of our tireless efforts,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement.

Maryland.gov has access to more than 300 state agencies.

“Government websites have changed a lot over the past 20 years and so have citizen expectations,” said Todd Sauder, executive director of the Center for Digital Government.

“This year’s winners are well positioned to take up the challenge of a new era and lead the impending transformation toward more integrated, anticipatory and personalized electronic services,” he said.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards were presented in 20 categories this year.

You can see all of this year’s Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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