Chandler receives top ten recognition for Digital Cities award
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 a virtual presentation, on Nov. 10. The annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. Chandler ranked fifth in the category for cities with a population of 250,000-499,999. Chandler’s population was estimated at 266,057 as of Oct. 1, 2020.
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. It is thanks to these foundational values, that the City was able to pivot and respond to the unique circumstances presented by the pandemic, and continue providing seamless service to its residents.
Some of the highlights of Chandler’s top ranking include several measures initiated during the pandemic. The move to digital activities by the City’s Recreation Division, as well as “boredom buster” activities were identified as a way for government to continue providing services that were convenient, efficient and accessible for its residents. The City was also recognized for its move to online zoning and permit applications in Development Services, and online performance dashboards to manage budget information. And the City continues to make great strides in its core infrastructure, ensuring capacity for future needs.
Mayor Kevin Hartke responded, “It’s an honor to receive this recognition for the City’s digital efforts, especially in the midst of a pandemic and the challenges it presented. This award 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.”
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City of Chandler