Thursday, December 11, 2008

Best of California 2008



The Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government, announced winners of the “Best of California 2008” Leadership and Excellence awards. Otay Water District’s Information Technology and Strategic Planning (IT/SP) Department is the winner of the 2008 Leadership Award for “IT Operations, Service and Support”.

The Best of California Awards program was established to salute IT professionals in California state and local government organizations for their dedication, hard work and contributions. All government and education organizations in California are eligible for award nominations. Bill Jenkins, IT Operations Manager, will receive the award on behalf of Otay Water District at The Best of California Event, Celebrating the Digital Golden State, on December 3rd.

“This has been a special year for Otay Water’s IT/SP Department,” Jenkins said. In October, Otay IT/SP won the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) “Excellence in IT Practices Award” for the second year in a row. “Along with our Information Technology team, our entire Otay staff, Board and constituents may be justly proud of our selection as ‘Best of California’”, Jenkins added.

“Receiving the Best of California 2008 Award is a distinct honor”, said Geoff Stevens, Otay Water CIO. “This validates the investment our Board and staff have made to provide the most efficient and effective technology resources to meet our strategic objectives.”

The Center for Digital Government annually selects the best California government and education agencies in eleven categories. The Center presents the Excellence in IT Operations, Support and Service award to a team and its members who demonstrate dedication to operational excellence in daily execution of IT support services to the organization.

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