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
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
Award               SearchCIO 2013 IT Leadership-Customer Experience Award
Recognition     SearchCIO Lean Startup methodology key to open government initiative in Palo Alto
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
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 Interview with Jonathan Reichental - CIO City of Palo Alto
Feb 2013 Award CSMFO (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 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: Nov 17, 2014