The City of Chandler was recognized as one of the top 10 Digital Cities Survey award recipients, by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). The top-ranked cities received the award during the National League of Cities’ annual conference in San Antonio, on Nov. 21. The annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. Chandler ranked ninth in the category for cities with a population of 250,000-499,999. Chandler’s population was estimated at 262,500 as of Nov. 1, 2019
Chandler has a long-held commitment to innovation and technology and looks for opportunities for smart, sustainable solutions and innovative ideas that promote efficiency, productivity and connectivity.
Mayor Kevin Hartke responded, “It’s an honor to receive this recognition for the City’s digital efforts. It speaks to the talented and innovative staff throughout the City who work day in and day out to ensure our Community of Innovation remains at the forefront of technological advancements and has the infrastructure in place to facilitate future opportunities.”
“The top Digital Cities this year are taking the IT Department far beyond the role of service provider,” said Phil Bertolini, co-director of CDG. “They’re exploring creative ways to leverage their technology investments and redefining the role of the public-sector technology leader at the city level.”
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