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Digital cities

For the second consecutive year, the Town has been recognized for its innovation by the e.Republic Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program.

The Town finished fourth among communities with a population of fewer than 75,000. Palo Alto, Calif.; Fayetteville, Ark. and Carson City, Nev. were the top three. Marana finished first in the survey in 2012.

Over the next several months, the Town is rolling out a redesigned web site and introducing a web-based tool to gather citizen feedback on important issues. The Town also plans to add an Instagram account to its social media portfolio.

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

In its 13th year, the annual survey is part of the Digital Cities Program and is open to all U.S. cities. The survey judges cities and towns based on the use of technology in operating efficiencies, realizing strategic objectives, finding innovative or creative solutions or approaches, creating effective collaboration and improving transparency.

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