Kalamazoo improves rank among Top Digital Cities
Published on November 13, 2023
The Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government, has recognized the City of Kalamazoo as among the nation’s Top Ten digital cities.
Kalamazoo is ranked fifth in the CDG’s 2023 Digital Cities Survey in the Up to 75,000 Population Category. Last year, the City of Kalamazoo held a No. 10 ranking in the 75,000-124,999-Population Category. The CDG highlights the City of Kalamazoo as a distinguished city that has worked hard to improve its digital, citizen, and government experience through technology and leadership. In 2023, the City’s Department of Information Technology was cited for partnering with internal departments on data-driven management dashboards. IT also collaborated with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety on implementing the new Fusus citywide security camera system.
“It’s great to see that our continuous improvement efforts and our focus on technology enhancements have raised our Digital City rankings,” said Tim Dubois, chief information officer, City of Kalamazoo. “It is exciting to receive such high national recognition and be part of an exclusive group among our national peers. We are proud to see the efforts and work of our IT teams be awarded with such an honor.”
Digital Cities Survey winners were selected in five population categories. The top 10-ranking cities in the categories will be honored during a Digital Cities Award event at the National League of Cities “City Summit” on November 16, in Atlanta, Ga.