City of Pueblo Information Technology Department Places in Top Five of National Survey
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced this afternoon that the city and its Information Technology Department placed 5th in the 75,000 to 125,000 population category. Last year, the city took 6th place in the yearly survey.
The survey honors cities in five population classifications: 500,00 or more; 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 (Pueblo’s category) and fewer than 75,000.
“This year’s Digital Cities Survey winners are leading the nation when it comes to leveraging data to improve a wide range of city services and initiatives,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the CDG. “Thanks to the efforts of these innovative cities, citizens now benefit from enhanced services as well as improved transparency and privacy protection efforts.”
Over the past decade, the City of Pueblo Information Technology Department has made major strides in providing digital service to not only the citizens of the community, but two dozen city departments. Improvements to computers in police cars, easier digital and mobile communication between the city and residents, and a stronger social media presence not only boost government transparency, but also help citizen involvement.
“We are pleased with our showing in this year’s Digital Cities Survey,” says I.T. Director Lori Pinz. “I believe it recognizes the hard work and foresight that goes into what the department does not only to provide top-notch service today to residents and our fellow employees, but strengthen our commitment in what the future holds for the best technological service for Pueblo.
”The Center for Digital Government survey is now in its 18th year, and recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance cyber security, improve transparency and more. The City of Pueblo has placed in the top ten eight times over the past fifteen years. Westminster and Boulder also placed this year in the top ten in the same category as Pueblo. The top-10 ranked cities will be honored at an awards dinner during the National League of Cities’ annual conference in Los Angeles on November 8."