The first annual Online Democracy Award was presented to the Utah State Legislature for outstanding achievement in the use of design, content, and technology to bring democracy closer to the citizens of Utah.
Of specific note is its use of RSS feeds and audio/video streaming with information on legislation. NCSL recognizes the Utah State Legislature’s Web site as an example for other legislatures to follow in using Web technology to deliver public information to their constituents.
Congratulations to the legislators and staff who brought this award home - particularly Mark Allred and his staff. Thank you for making us look good.
The Online Democracy Award was created to recognize a state legislative Web site that stands out for making democracy user-friendly, and it seeks to honor the best use of the Web by a state legislature, legislative chamber or partisan legislative caucus. It was presented to Utah at the 2005 NCSL Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
Not to brag, but this isn't the first time our site has been recognized.
2003: We ranked 7th in the national 2003 Digital Legislature’s Survey (the only legislative survey they plan to do)
2004: We were awarded the CIO Award for Digital Democracy by Governor Olene Walker for design and implementation of customer focused IT services.
1998: We received the Roy Gibson Freedom of Information Award.
Check it out, bookmark it, and use it!