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Our Awards

Best of California Award 2016

Center for Digital Government: Best of California Winner 2016

The Best of California Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their innovative technology solutions in state and local government across the state. Judging criteria includes including collaboration among agencies, innovative use of technology, economic benefits and improving public services and business processes.

This year we proudly won two awards. The Alameda County Permit Portal won Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations. and MAP1193 Mobile Tool to Stop Human Trafficking won Best Mobile/Wireless Project.

2016 Best of California Award Winners

2016 CIO of the Year

Tim Dupuis accepting CIO of the Year for Local Gov't Award from Carlos Ramos, CIO for State of CA

Tim Dupuis, Alameda County’s Chief Information Officer, has been named CIO of the Year for Local Government by e.Republic, publisher of Government Technology magazine and GovTech.com. The award was presented last week at the 2016 California Public Sector CIO Academy, the premier leadership event for California’s senior level technology executives.

In his three years as Alameda County CIO, Dupuis has focused on using technology to enhance, encourage, and increase Alameda County’s citizen engagement efforts through innovation and creativity.

In that short time, Dupuis has helped to transform Alameda County’s Information Technology Department (ITD) into a progressive organization with a start-up feel that is at the forefront of efforts to change the way the County does business with the community and its employees.

ITD staff is proud of the achievements under Tim’s leadership. Congratulations Tim for this well-earned recognition!

California Public Sector CIO Academy Honors Innovative IT Leaders, govtech.com

Alameda County Press Release

2016 Public Technology Institute Solutions Awards

Public Technology Institute Solutions Award

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has awarded Alameda County three 2016 Technology Solutions Awards for our initiatives that leverage technology to make local government operations more efficient, enhance service to the community and save taxpayer dollars. The winners are:

  • Innovate AC - the Innovate AC Journey
  • Alameda County Permit Portal
  • Alameda County Probation Ready Mobile Website

PTI, which has operated its Solutions Award program for more than 30 years, also awarded Significant Achievement Awards (SA) to other efforts:

  • Alameda County Vital Records Website Redesign
  • El Nino Video Series

2016 PTI Solutions Award Winners

2015 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Alameda County with six Achievement Awards that honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents through Technology:

  • Auditor Property Tax Information System (APTIS)
  • eWarrants
  • Position Request System (PREQ)
  • Probable Cause Declarations (PCDECS)
  • Registrar of Voters Lease Card System
  • Ready.acgov.org

2015 NACo Achievement Awards

2015 Public Technology Institute Solutions Awards

Public Technology Institute Solutions Award

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has awarded Alameda County five 2015 Solutions Awards for our initiatives that leverage technology to make local government operations more efficient, enhance service to the community and save taxpayer dollars. The winners are:

  • Open Data Sharing Initiative
  • Probable Cause Declarations (PCDECS)
  • Registrar of Voters Lease Card System
  • Shuttle Mobile App
  • SitStat System, Alameda County Fire Department

PTI, which has operated its Solutions Award program for more than 30 years, also awarded Significant Achievement Awards (SA) to several other efforts:

  • Assessor Field Canvassing Mobile App
  • Auditor Property Tax Information System (APTIS)
  • Election Mobile Apps Suite
  • eWarrants
  • Ready.acgov.org
  • Urban Shield Mobile Web App

2015 PTI Solutions Award Winners

2014 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards

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Alameda County has received seven Achievement Awards presented to us from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The program recognizes innovative county government programs. ITD was involved in five of these prestigious awards for: ALCO Shuttle App, Canvassing App, Data Sharing Initiative, Election Mobile Apps, and My Property App. We are very proud that working together with our business partners, we were able to create apps and initiatives that are recognized as industry leaders.

NACo Achievement Awards

2014 Digital Counties Award Winner

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) honored us with the 2014 Digital Counties Survey award. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

2014 Digital Counties Survey Awards

2016 Digital Government Achievement Awards

2016 Digital Government Achievement Award Winner

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Awards were presented in seven categories this year.
Alameda County was honored in two categories:

2016 Digital Government Achievement Award Winners

2016 Digital Counties Survey Award

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The survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through newfound efficiencies; boost transparency, cybersecurity and engagement; or innovate through unique and exciting projects.

Moving up 3 positions this year, Alameda County was ranked fourth for counties with populations of 500,000 or more. This year's recognition includes a continued and growing effort for open data and transparent government, use of technology, collaboration and innovation. Some highlighted projects:

  • Open Budget site redesign
  • Map1193 - a site to help the County track business compliance of California human trafficking laws
  • Collaboration with the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority to migrate disparate radio systems into a single network, giving more than 30 jurisdictions full radio interoperability
  • Participation in the Google Government Innovation Lab program
  • Millennial Task Force - to ensure that Alameda County is an employer of choice not just for the millennial generation, but employees of any age

2016 Digital Counties Survey Award Winners

2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards

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The NACo awards recognize innovative county government programs that offer new services to county residents, fill gaps in the availability of services/revenue or improve the administration of an existing government program.  Our winning entries clearly exemplify the spirit of this significant award:

2016 NACo Achievement Awards

Best of California Award 2015

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The Best of California Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their innovative technology solutions in state and local government across the state.

This year the Alameda County Shuttle Mobile Web Application won Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs. ITD developed the app through its summer intern program.

2015 Best of California Award Winners

2015 Excellence in Technology Award Winner

Tim Dupuis accepting the California Exposition/State Fair Excellence in Technology Award

The California Exposition and State Fair recognized Alameda County with the 2015 Excellence in Technology Award for demonstrating leadership in using technology to enhance and encourage citizen engagement through innovation and creativity. This award honors organizations committed to advancing technological innovation and creating a better way of life for California residents. The State Fair videographer created a video about ITD for the awards ceremony in late June.

Press Release

2015 Digital Counties Survey Award Winner

Digital Counties Survey Award Winner 2015

Ranking seventh for the second year in a row, Alameda County has implemented numerous tech initiatives over the years with a heavy focus on citizen engagement, open data and transparent government.

2015 Winners

2014 Digital Government Achievement Award Winner

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The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) recognize outstanding agency and department Web sites and projects at the application and infrastructure level. The contest is held concurrently with the Best of the Web Awards (BOW) contest which has recognized excellence of official Web portals of United States cities, counties and states. Alameda County's Election Mobile Apps Suite was honored in the category "Driving Digital Government - Local Government".

Digital Government Achievement Awards

2014 CSAC Challenge Award

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California's counties continue to show they are up for any challenge. Eighteen counties were recognized in 2014 with Challenge and Merit Awards, including ITD which was given a Merit Award for the Assessor Canvassing App.

2014 Challenge Award Recipients

2014 CCISDA Innovation Award Winner

Photo of ITD employees Howard Hill and Michael Rock accepting the 2013 Best of the Web award.

The California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) recognized us with its Innovation award for the Assessor Canvassing App that we developed.

2013 Best of the Web

Photo of ITD employees Howard Hill and Michael Rock accepting the 2013 Best of the Web award.

ITD's Howard Hill and Michael Rock accept the Center for Digital Government Best of the Web award for 2013. Alameda County's website was chosen as the best County government website in the country. ITD was responsible for redesigning and building the County's website which was recognized for its clean and simple design, use of social media, easy-to-use navigation, clear organization, and mobile friendly version.

2013 Best of the Web Awards