Georgia has been named a finalist in the 2018 Government Experience Awards, which recognize states, cities and counties that “push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered.”

The awards are sponsored by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government.

“State and local governments are responding to citizen wants and needs with increasingly sophisticated online experiences,” said Dustin Haisler, CDG’s chief innovation officer. “This year’s Government Experience Award winners have well-designed websites and innovative channels that provide citizens meaningful information and services, robust data integration and an exceptional user experience.”

In naming Georgia a finalist, the CDG said, ”Georgia’s state websites are built with a simple and clean design that allows residents to perform necessary functions with self-service capabilities, all while projecting a warm, conversational tone.”

DeKalb County was also named a finalist in the category of Overall County Government Experience.

The other state finalists are Alabama, Maine and Nebraska. The top winners are: Utah, first place; Maryland, second place; Indiana, third place; and Mississippi, fourth place. Arkansas and Michigan tied for fifth place.

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