Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville among winners of top digital cities survey

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(WFXR) – All three of the region’s largest cities (Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville) have all been listed among the winners of the 2021 Digital Cities Survey which recognizes cities that utilize technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services and strengthen cybersecurity.

The winning cities were announced by the Center for Digital Government (CDG).

The top 10-ranking cities in five population categories and the Future Ready Award winner will be honored during the 20th Anniversary Digital Cities Awards and Workshop event on Dec. 8.

The Future Ready Awards (this year, awarded to the city of Durham, North Carolina) were created to recognize the innovative vision that states, counties, and cities have for the impact of technology on the people they serve, especially in the jurisdictions that are laying the foundation for the disruptive and converging forces that are shaping an uncertain future.

The CDG specifically recognized Roanoke for its commitment and dedication to participating in the survey since its inception in 2001 and honors the city for its contributions to making government better.

“The City of Roanoke has incorporated the survey instrument to their annual strategic planning and is honored for their participation and top 10 status every single year. And we extend a heart-felt thanks to ALL the communities that have participated in our survey over the years.”

Phil Bertolini, CDG Vice President

The 2021 Digital Cities Survey Winners for each population category are listed below:

Up to 75,000 population category

  1. City of Shawnee, Kansas
  2. City of Danville, Virginia
  3. City of Tamarac, Florida
  4. Village of Schaumburg, Illinois
  5. Town of Marana, Arizona
  6. City of Punta Gorda, Florida
  7. City of North Port, Florida
  8. City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  9. Village of Tinley Park, Illinois
  10. City of Miami Springs, Florida

75,000-124,999 or more population category

  1. City of Westminster, Colorado
  2. City of Columbia, Missori
  3. City of Sugar Land, Texas
  4. City of Roanoke, Virginia
  5. City of Avondale, Arizona & City of Lynchburg, Virginia (tied)
  6. City of Independence, Missouri
  7. City of Allan, Texas
  8. City of Kirkland, Washington
  9. City of Carlesbad, California
  10. City of Pueblo, Colorado

125,000-249,999 population category

  1. City of Corona, California
  2. City of Alexandria, Virginia
  3. City of Bellevue, Washington
  4. City of Augusta, Georgia
  5. City of Rancho Cucamonga, California
  6. City of Fort Collins, Colorad
  7. City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana & City of Cape Coral, Florida (tied)
  8. City of Roseville, California
  9. City of Hampton, Virginia
  10. City of Norfolk, Virginia & City of Pasadena, California (tied)

250,000-499,999 population category

  1. City of Long Beach, California
  2. City of Durham, North Carolina
  3. City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  4. City of Chandler, Arizona
  5. City of Henderson, Nevada
  6. City of Riverside of California
  7. City of Wichita, Kansas
  8. City of Greensboro, North Carolina
  9. City of Madison, Wisconsin
  10. City of Irvine, California & Town of Gilbert, Arizona (tied)

500,000+ population category

  1. City of San Jose, California
  2. City of Los Angeles, California & City of San Diego, California (tied)
  3. City and County of San Francisco, California
  4. City of Charlotte, North Carolina
  5. City of Mesa, Arizona
  6. City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  7. City of Phoenix, Arizona
  8. City of Louisville, Kentucky
  9. City of Las Vegas, Nevada
  10. City of El Paso, Texas

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