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2011 GovFresh Awards entries and voting now open

2011 GovFresh Awards

Every day, tech-minded citizens across the country are doing good by their communities, literally geeking out about how they can help re-define the relationship government has with its citizens, using technology as a democratic tool to collaboratively empower both.

So much is happening in the civic technology community – website redesigns, new websites, open data initiatives, apps, camps, developer contests, hackathons and more – it’s hard to get a perspective on or truly appreciate the collective work of these dot-dogooders both inside and outside government.

That’s why we created the 2011 GovFresh Awards.

It’s time to recognize and honor all that’s been accomplished this year.

It’s time to say thank you.

Here are the categories. Start entering and start voting.

NAGW honors top government websites

Earlier this month, the National Association of Government Webmasters honored three members with its 2011 Pinnacle Awards for the “highest achievement in web design and development.”

The three classifications are based on population size (low, medium, high). Scoring criteria encompasses eight categories (team size, content, organization, design, function, accessibility, standards, interactivity) for a possible total of 100, judged by web professionals from the public and private sectors.


Low Population (less than 50,000)

City of Montgomery, Ohio

City of Montgomery, Ohio

Medium Population (between 50,000 and 150,000)

City of Johns Creek, Georgia

City of Johns Creek, Georgia

High Population (in excess of 150,000)

Buncombe County, North Carolina

Buncombe County, North Carolina

Gov 2.0 Radio: Web Manager Kristy Fifelski

Kristy FifelskiKristy Fifelski of and Web Manager joins us on Gov 2.0 Radio to discuss Reno’s planned inaugural civic hackathon, her GovGirl video series, the upcoming National Association of Government Webmasters conference and the new



Social media, local gov and the National Association of Government Webmasters

Gov 2.0 Radio discusses social media and local government with Morris County, NJ, Web Manager Carol Spencer, treasurer of the National Association of Government Webmasters. A veteran of IBM, Spencer calls social media the biggest revolution in technology since the personal computer. On government agencies blocking social media, she says, “You’re blocking access to the way people live.”



National Association of Government Webmasters National Conference, St. Louis, MO, Sept. 22-24

National Association of Government Webmasters National ConferenceThe National Association of Government Webmasters will hold its 2010 National Conference at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, MO, Sept. 22-24. The event will focus on “the professional development of webmasters, programmers, designers, developers, managers, CIOs and other government technology professionals from the local, state and federal government, and Web development world in general.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jared Spool usability specialist and CEO of User Interface Engineering
  • Molly Holzschlag, author and Opera Software Web Evangelist
  • Phil Mui, Senior Product Manager, Google Analytics

The conference features eight pre-conference sessions and 20 general conference sessions including:

  • Effective Web Communications Using Social Media
  • Building The Business Case For Your Website
  • Demystifying HTML 5
  • Email Marketing Techniques and Best Practices

Early Bird registration is open until July 8 for $395 for members and $495 for non-members. Learn more and register.