The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced the winners of its 2023 Digital Cities Survey, and the City of Williamsburg placed sixth in the United States of populations less than 75,000.
Now in its 23rd year, the annual survey is recognizing cities utilizing technology to strengthen cybersecurity; to enhance transparency, digital privacy rights, and digital equity; and to find innovative ways to support solutions for social challenges facing cities today.
“The Digital Cities survey winners continue to push the envelope of how government agencies deliver modern services during a period of rapid technological change,” said Todd Sander, vice president of Center for Digital Government and Governing Institute. “Today we recognize and congratulate these trailblazers who are helping to build a government that works for everyone.”
This year, the City of Williamsburg was recognized for its emphasis on providing the best experience it can for its residents through the expansion of broadband service; the improvement of the cellular backbone used by the police, fire and emergency services; and the strengthening of the City’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare program by identifying and mapping the frequent 911 callers.
“Innovation is a core value for the City of Williamsburg, and often our best ideas come from listening to our residents and finding new ways to meet their evolving needs,” Chief Information Officer Mark Barham said. “We expanded broadband service and improved our cellular infrastructure all while employing federal best practices to protect critical networks. With an exceptional IT staff and the strong support of City Council, our small city has again achieved the distinction as one of the best digital cities in the nation.”
Read the full news release and more about the City of Williamsburg’s achievement on the Digital Communities website.