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​Awards & Recognitions

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2013Pinnacle AwardNational Association of Government WebmastersInformation Technology Services

​First place website, large population group, for the Wake County website at www.wakegov.com. Pinnacles Awards are judged by a group of web professionals from inside and outside of government web development, and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance, flexibility, accessibility standards and interactivity.

2013Best of the WebCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services

​Best of the Web finalist for the Wake County website at www.wakegov.com.

2013Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services

​Wake County placed in the top 10 county governments in the nation for their use of technology in the Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government.

2013Achievement AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services

​The annual Achievement Awards recognizes innovative county government programs and projects. Wake County Government was recognized with a 2013 NACo Achievement Award for the Wake County Government website redesign project at www.wakegov.com.

2013Best in ShowNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services

​The WakeGOV website at www.wakegov.com won "Best in Show" out of all categories in the NACIO Awards of Excellence competition.

2013All-America CityNational Civic League

Garner

2013eCity AwardGoogle

Google eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Cary was chosen by Google for North Carolina.

2013#3 Best Place for Business and CareersForbes

Raleigh

2013Where the Jobs AreMoney Magazine

​Money Magazine says that Wake County is number 12 on their list of "Where the Jobs Are" for their Best Places to Live Survey.

2013Award for ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​Best in Class for the Wake County Website
2013#1 Family Friendly City in U.S.Human Life Project

​Raleigh

2013#1 Fastest Growing City in the U.S.Forbes

​Raleigh

2013#1 Healthiest County in North CarolinaCountyHealthRankings.com
2013Grade A-Sunshine ReviewInformation Technology Services
Wake County's website was audited on February 1, 2013, by Sunshine Review for government transparency and given the highest score in North Carolina with an A-minus. Auditors noted that the website search function was excellent and the layout intuitive.
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2012#1 Real Estate Market to WatchInman News

​Raleigh-Cary

2012#1 Best Place to LiveBloomberg-Businessweek.com

​Raleigh-Wake County

2012#2 Best Place for Business and CareersForbes.com

​Raleigh, NC

2012Achievement AwardNACoCommunity Services

​The Open Space Prioritization Committee successfully developed a model to evaluate open space properties based on Geographic Information Systems. The model is just one of the tools that will help prioritize the County's open space acquisitions. The County has established a goal of retaining 30 percent of the County area as open space.

2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​WakeGOV Board Goals 2012--Second Place
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Budget at a Glance--Honorable Mention
2012Joseph E. Hunt Distinguished Jurisdiction AwardNC Association of Assessing OfficersInformation Technology Services; Revenue
Outstanding Achievement in Tax Administration and Public Service for the Online Business Listing (OBL) Service
2012Digital Government Achievement AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) Portal
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2012Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
​10th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​2nd Place Media Kit for the New WakeGOV Site Launch
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
1st Place Graphic Design for the WakeGOV Infographic
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
1st Place for the WakeGOV Website
2011Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Wake County Anual Report 2011--First Place
2011Excellence AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​2010 Wake County Annual Report.
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Wake County Live (Radio Series)
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Social Media Account Process
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Event Management System
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Emergency Communications Strategy Plan
2011Award for ExcellenceNC State Treasurer's OfficeInformation Technology Services; Budget and Finance Department
Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) Portal
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2011Award for ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
Social Media Account Process
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2010Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Annual Report 2010--Second Place
2010Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Annual Report 2009
2010Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
6th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2010Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
​2nd Place Award for the 2010 Wake County Annual Report
2009Achievement AwardNACOPublic Affairs Office
​WakeGOV TV
2009Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Human Services Year in Review
2009Excellence AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
State of Wake County Address.
2009Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
2nd Place Social Media for ​WakeGOV Connect
2009Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Parks, Recreation and Open Space
2nd Place Interactive Media Award for the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Website on WakeGOV
2008Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
8th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2008Best of the WebCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
3rd Place for Best County Website 

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2007Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Ready Wake!--Second Place
2007Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
10th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2007Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
​2nd Place for the ReadyWake.org Website
2006Award for Excellence3CMAPublic Affairs Office
Calendar
2005Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​1st Place for the Wake Reads Together Website
2004Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
8th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2003Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
3rd Place for the WakeGOV Redesign
2003Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
2nd Place for the Wake Reads Together Website
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