Corona Recognized as a 2018 Digital Cities Survey Winner
For Immediate Release
November 2, 2018
CORONA RECOGNIZED AS A 2018 DIGITAL CITIES SURVEY WINNER
CORONA, CA–The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has announced the City of Corona as one of the winners for the 2018 Digital Cities Survey, a nationwide survey that recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance cybersecurity, and improve transparency.
Now in its 18th year, the annual survey focuses on the top ten characteristics of a digital city: open, citizen-centric, collaborative, secure, staffed/supported, connected, efficient, resilient, innovative, with use of best practices. The survey is open to all U.S. cities and honors cities in five population classifications: 500,000 or more, 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 and fewer than 75,000. This year was the first year the City of Corona entered the survey, and was ranked 10th place in the 125,000 to 249,999 population classification.
“Corona has taken an innovative approach to toward technology, community engagement, transparency, and collaboration,” said City Manager Darrell Talbert. “We are honored to be recognized on a national level as a Digital Cities Survey Winner.”
The top-10 ranked cities will be honored at an awards dinner during the National League of Cities’ annual conference in Los Angeles, California on November 8. Read more about all the winners HERE.
“This year’s Digital Cities Survey winners are leading the nation when it comes to leveraging data to improve a wide range of city services and initiatives,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Thanks to the efforts of these innovative cities, citizens now benefit from enhanced services as well as improved transparency and privacy protection efforts. Congratulations to the winners!”
About the Center for Digital Government:
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.
Assistant City Manager, City of Corona