Columbia named as Digital Cities Survey winner for fifth year
(COLUMBIA, MO) - For the fifth year, the City of Columbia was named in the Digital Cities Survey top 10 by the Center for Digital Government, moving up from tenth to third in the 75,000 - 124,999 population category.
Open to all U.S. cities, the 19th annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. The survey selected national leaders in the top ten characteristics of a Digital City: leadership alignment, citizen-centric, efficient, data governance, secure, resilient, staffed/supported, connected, innovative, and best practices.
"Congratulations to this year’s Digital Cities winners, who are working to make their communities more secure, user-friendly, efficient and resilient," said Teri Takai, executive director for CDG. "Their efforts are making technology a driver of better, smarter, more responsive government."
"It is a great honor to be selected for this award for the fifth year running," Chief Information Officer Jim Chapdelaine said. "We are eager to continue to improve our digital presence and further establish Columbia as a front-runner in digital government."
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
The survey honors cities in five population classifications: 500,000 or more, 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 and fewer than 75,000.