The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the organization’s 2017 conference in San Diego, California. NAGW Secretary and East Region Director, Barbara Belli, made the announcement during the awards banquet held Sept 21 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel.
“The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in government websites,” said NAGW President Leslie Labrecque.” NAGW congratulates all of the winners on the outstanding work they do."
Pinnacles Awards are judged by a group of web professionals inside and outside of the government web industry and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance and flexibility, accessibility standards, interactivity, open data, and responsive design.
Awards were presented this year in each of four population categories for cities and counties as well as a Pinnacle award for state/federal agencies, microsites and special site features.
Additionally, the NAGW membership voted on the Members’ Choice Awards from among the entries in each category. Pinnacle Awards event sponsor Siteimprove, a leading provider of web governance software, presented the Sponsor’s Award to Baltimore County Maryland.
The Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award for excellence in a government web profession went to former NAGW Secretary and Mountain Region Director, Suzy Christophersen, from Boulder County, Colorado.
“This award embraces the legacy of our friend and colleague, Steve Moore, who passed away in January 2015," said Ms. Labrecque. Suzy was one of the founding members of NAGW and without her hard work and dedication we would not be an organization today. She continues to help our profession with her work on open data policy and standards. I am excited for Suzy to win this award as she genuinely deserves it.”
The following are the 2017 NAGW Pinnacle Award winners:
City/County Small Population Group (40,000 residents and fewer)
- Pinnacle Award - City of Hurst, Texas
- Members’ Choice (tie) – City of Williamsburg, Virginia and City of Naples, Florida
City/County Medium Low Population Group (40,001 – 95,000 residents)
City/County Medium High Population Group (95,001 – 150,000 residents)
- Pinnacle Award and Members' Choice – City of Gresham, Oregon
City/County Large Population Group (150,000 residents and greater)
Microsite/Special Site Feature
- Pinnacle Award and Members' Choice – Power of Age (POA) Expo (Baltimore County, Maryland Department of Aging
Sponsor's Award presented by Siteimprove
Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award
- Suzy Christophersen, Boulder County, Colorado