e-Government Award Presented to Sudbury

Published March 23, 2010 | Select Board | Automatically Archived on 2/15/2011

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Sudbury Again Presented with an e-Government Award

SUDBURY, MA – The Town of Sudbury, for the fourth consecutive year, has been presented the prestigious e-Government Award from Common Cause Massachusetts.   The 2010 presentations were made at the State House on Tuesday, March 16.  

      In total, 181 cities and towns across the Commonwealth were honored for their dedication to maintaining a website designed to keep citizens apprised of meetings (past and present) and the results of those meetings, their bylaws, budgets, town meeting warrants and much more.  Sudbury meets the criteria and then some.  With the addition of Town Clerk, School Committee, Planning, and other submissions to the website, Sudbury qualified (with another 90 communities) for the e-Government Award with Distinction – the Town’s second year of attaining such honor.  

      Town Manager Maureen Valente commented “I am delighted that Sudbury was again recognized for its effort to bring municipal transparency to its residents and others who find our website invaluable.  We frequently receive praise for the website’s content, so it is especially gratifying to again see the hard work of so many recognized by Common Cause.”

      Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts, in presenting these prestigious awards, stated that “Many communities rose to the challenge and significantly improved their websites over the past year.  By making it easier to obtain important information online, citizens will be empowered to actively participate in their local governments.”

      Common Cause Massachusetts is a non-partisan, non-profit government watchdog, dedicated to citizen participation in an open, honest, and accountable government.  It has more than 200,000 members nationwide and 10,000 in Massachusetts.