Can you believe that Evanston is considered the most tech-savvy city of any size in America?

Why, you ask?

It’s because we have “exceptional talent, great ideas, a spirit of teamwork and collaboration, creativity, technology leadership, and proven technology best practices across the entire enterprise,” according to Public Technology, Inc., the Alexandria, Va.-based organization that made the designation.

Actually, there were only four jurisdictions that were given the award, and the other three were entire counties.

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said, “I am very proud of this recognition and to all staff citywide who have embraced the use of technology to better serve both our internal and external customers. It is really something to be the only city of any size in America to be so honored. Congratulations go to all staff members for a job well done.”

The three counties recognized as tech savvy were Montgomery County, Md.; Pinellas County, Fla.; and Sacramento County, Calif..

The PTI program recognizes local governments that meet a list of criteria where technology is used to address issues, current challenges, and future opportunities across the enterprise.

Bobkiewicz said the city was especially singled out “for our work in green infrastructure and leveraging our efforts where the city was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for our national leadership in sustainability,”

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Wish that included higher resolution street cameras

    So the picture of that car from yesterday's shooring would be more useful!

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