Awards and Recognition

Throughout the year, the efforts of the City IT department are frequently reported in ink and online. The following are examples of some of the stories that feature the work we are doing at the city. 

Date Category Received
From/Recipient
 Name of Award/Recognition and Link
Jan 2015 Recognition GovLoop Top 8 Best City Financial Transparency
Jan
2015
Recognition Huffington Post Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015
Dec
2014
Recognition Center for Data
Innovation
Five Questions for the CIO of the
City of Palo Alto
Nov
2014
Award Government
Technology
Palo Alto Named a Leading Digital City
2nd Year in a Row
Oct
2014
Recognition Government
Technology
Second Year in a Row ... Best of the Web
Award Finalist
Jun
2014
Recognition Forbes Civic Innovation Thrives In Silicon Valley
May
2014
Recognition Code for
America
Spotlight: Jonathan Reichental,
City of Palo Alto
May
2014
Recognition Government
Technology
Palo Alto, Calif., Among First Cities
to Connect 311 and Open Data
Platforms
Mar
2014
Recognition Huffington Post Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2014 
Feb
2014
Recognition Mayor Nancy
Sheperd
Proclamation of the Council Proclaiming
the City of Palo Alto as Open (Data)
by Default
Nov
2013
Award Government
Technology
2013 Digital Cities Winner
Nov
2013
Recognition Silicon Valley
Business
Journal
Most Tech-Savvy Town in America
Sep
2013
Award Web Marketing
Association
2013 WebAward for Outstanding
Achievement in Web Development
Jul
2013
Award               SearchCIO 2013 IT Leadership-Customer Experience
Award
Jul
2013
Recognition     SearchCIO Lean Startup methodology key to open
government initiative in Palo Alto
Jul
2013
Recognition     The White
House
Honoring Open Government and Civic
Hacking Champions of Change
Jun
2013
Award Silicon Valley
Business Journal
Best CIO Award Community Champion
category
Jun
2013
Recognition        Palo Alto Online Palo Alto civic hackathon aims to spur
innovation
Apr
2013
Recognition Government
Technology
Palo Alto, Calif., Launches 'Open GIS'
with Google Platform
Mar
2013
Recognition NASDAQ-listed
TechTarget
One of 11 nominated finalists in the US
for IT leader of the Year
Mar
2013
Award Alliance for
Innovation
Thomas H. Muehlenback Award for
Excellence in Local Government
Mar
2013
Recognition NBC Bay Area Salesforce Helps Bay Area City
"Chatter"
Mar
2013
Recognition Open
Government
Partnership
Making Transparency Real – The City
of Palo Alto Unleashes the Value of
Government Data
Feb
2013
Award Government
Technology
Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers
for 2013
Feb
2013
Recognition Tech Video.tv Interview with Jonathan Reichental -
CIO City of Palo Alto
Feb
2013
Award California
Society of
Municipal
Finance
Officers
Innovations Award
Feb
2013
Recognition CAFWD.ORG Video: Palo Alto continuing open data
push for city government
Jan
2013
Award STATETECH
Magazine
The 8 Most Social State and Local
Government CIOs on Twitter
Jan|
2013
Award Huffington Post The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter
(and 20 Rising Stars)
Jan
2013
Recognition STATETECH
Magazine
Why Government Should Embrace Lean
Startup Approaches
 
Sep
2012
Recognition GigaOM Palo Alto: The city as open digital
platform
Aug
2012
Recognition Public CIO
Magazine
Governments take a Lean Startup
Approach
Aug
2012
Recognition GigaOM Local governments could save most
from cloud, but are least receptive to it
Jul
2012
Recognition Mashable US &
World
City of Palo Alto Opens Its Arms to Open
Government
Jul
2012
Recognition Government
Technology
Open Data Initiative Launching in
Palo Alto, California
Mar
2012
Recognition Palo Alto Weekly Building a Digital City
Mar
2012
Recognition San Jose
Mercury News
Palo Alto to hold second Twitter
Q&A session

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015