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March 6, 2003





          City Director of Information Technology Courtney Harrington has been recognized by Government Technology magazine as one of the nation’s leading specialists in the area of government information technology (IT).  The magazine credited Harrington for “creating one of the most digitally advanced cities in the country.”

           Government Technology’s second annual Top 25 issue, published in March, 2003, selected this year’s honorees from a broad range of legislators, chief information officers, mayors, governors and others who have played key roles in improving government services and advancing the application of digital technology at the federal, state and local government levels.

           Nominees were selected on the basis of the following criteria:

      ·        They were active in federal, state or local government in 2002.

·        They demonstrated e-government leadership that significantly changed the landscape of their jurisdiction.

·        Their efforts served as a model for other jurisdictions or government sectors.

·        Their work positively impacted government operations and served the constituents of their jurisdiction.

·        They are visionaries who embrace innovation.

           Mayor Jeremy Harris credited Harrington with engineering the development of Honolulu’s award-winning Web site, and said the City’s CIO deserved to be recognized as among the best in his field.  “I’m very proud of the work Courtney and our entire IT team have done to make City government more efficient and improve the delivery of services to our citizens.  Through timely and creative applications of information technology we’ve been able to streamline workflow and save millions of tax dollars,” the Mayor said.

          Over the last two years the annual Digital Cities Survey, sponsored by the Center for Digital Government, has ranked Honolulu No. 1 in the nation in the use of digital technology to improve the delivery of government services.  Honolulu’s Web site was also ranked first among cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 by the Civic Resource Center in 2001.


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