CLEARWATER - Pinellas County has been designated as a 2014 Tech Savvy County by the Public Technology Institute. The Local Government Tech Savvy Award Program recognizes the efforts of counties and cities throughout the U.S. that create technology programs to serve constituents both internally and externally.
Pinellas County is one of four jurisdictions to receive the recognition. The county will be presented with a certificate of distinction at an awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee this September.
“It is very exciting to be recognized by the Public Technology Institute as a Tech Savvy County,” said Martin Rose, chief information officer of Pinellas County’s Business Technology Services. “This award encompasses a holistic view of the progressive use of technology, and associated business processes and governance across county government to better serve our community. As a true partner to all county departments, and with the support from the BTS Board and Board of County Commissioners, Business Technology Services is proud to play a key role in driving technology leadership and in delivering value added services across a wide range of Pinellas County government solutions.”
According to the Public Technology Institute’s Deputy Executive Director Dale Brown, the panel of judges found Pinellas County’s application to be “compelling.” Brown further stated that the Public Technology Institute would like to utilize illustrations that were included in the application and “turn them into demonstration webinars.”
A list of the winners of the 2014 Tech Savvy Award and a summary of what it means to be tech savvy is available at www.pti.org. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org.