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Tennessee receives award for best government website

September 9, 2013

The state of Tennessee recent saw recognition for its website in the Center for Digital Government's annual "Best of the Web" competition. According to the Nashville Post, this award was mostly likely credited to the site's "Flag Status" feature, as well as a recent redesign for mobile optimization.

"With more Tennesseans going online to do business with the state, we understand that there is growing demand for mobile access to state services," Gov. Bill Haslam said, according to the source. "As we continue to look for ways to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, we are grateful for this recognition that supports those efforts online."

County, town and city councils can take note of this competition and the efforts Tennessee has made by investing in solutions to improve their own web portals and open access solutions. Citizen engagement and transparency and open government efforts are a key part of operations for any local council today, and having a high-quality website supported by top technologies is key to meeting goals in these areas.