Kalamazoo ranks among Top-Ten Digital Cities
Published on November 10, 2022
The Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government, has listed the City of Kalamazoo as among the nation’s top digital cities.
Kalamazoo is ranked #10 in the CDG’s 2022 Digital Cities Survey in the 75,000-124,999 population category. The CDG highlights the City of Kalamazoo as among a distinguished group of cities that have worked hard to improve its digital, citizen, and government experience through technology and leadership. The City of Kalamazoo’s Department of Information Technology, for example, was cited for its work in partnering with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to collect and analyze data related to safety, along with implementing a new citywide security camera system and video conferencing for Public Safety to help with daily shift calls.
“Kalamazoo has always been highly regarded nationally for our digital initiatives, but this is the first time we have received a Top-Ten ranking,” said Tim Dubois, chief information officer, City of Kalamazoo. “We are obviously thrilled to be in an exclusive group among our national peers, and 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, along with the Future Ready Award winner, will be honored during a Digital Cities Award event at the National League of Cities “City Summit” on November 17 in Kansas City, MO.