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The City of Seattle Takes 1st Place in Website Competition

Looks like Mayor Paul Schell will be heading for the big apple later next month to attend an executive dinner held in conjunction with the Government Technology Conference (GTC).

This comes after the City of Seattle took first place in the sixth annual Best of the Web contest conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology magazine. The City of Seattle will be recognized at the dinner to be held in Albany, New York.

Web entries for the contest were scored on their online innovation to deliver government services, efficiency and time saved, economy, and functionality for improved citizen access.

Mayor Paul Schell told seattle.intenret.com this morning: "We are one of the world's most wired cities and this is a great way for us to communicate with our folks".

According to Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, state and local governments have made huge progress in their online applications.

Following Seattle's lead were Douglas County, Nevada and San Jose, California.