The Village of Pinehurst was recently recognized as a 2017 Digitial City by the Center for Digital Government.
The annual Digital Cities Survey recognizes cities across the United States for using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency, and encourage citizen engagement.
“This year’s leading digital cities are leveraging technology to connect disadvantaged citizens with critical information and services, promote citizen inclusion in important government processes and share government data with the public,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Thanks to the efforts of these innovative cities, citizens can now meaningfully interact with city government more easily than in any other time in history.
The Village of Pinehurst won second place in the “fewer than 75,000 in population” category. The Village was recognized in particular for its Financial Transparency Center, online civic engagement forum Open Village Hall, mobile app “MY VOP”, mobile-friendly website, and efforts over the last year toward increasing citizen engagement through the creation of a Communications Specialist position and an increased focus on social media interaction.