Thursday, March 8, 2012

Augusta Wins Sunny Award

AUGUSTA, GA (Karyn Nixon) – The City of Augusta is pleased to announce that our website,, has won a 2012 Sunny Award.  This award recognizes the best state and local government websites in America that exceed transparency standards.

For the 2012 awards, editors at Sunshine Review analyzed more than 6,000 government websites and graded each on a 10-point transparency checklist. Editors looked at content available on government websites against what should be provided. They sought information on items such as budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes. The winners of the Sunny Award all received an “A” grade during the extensive grading process.

Quotes Mayor Deke Copenhaver, “As we strive for a more transparent government to serve our citizens, I believe this award underscores our local government’s strong commitment to doing just that.  I applaud our Information Technology Department for their tireless efforts to provide the most accurate and up to date information available to local citizens.”

Tameka Allen, Information Technology’s Department Head adds, “It has always been a goal of the Augusta Information Technology Department to remain a leader in providing the necessary means to support a transparent government.”

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