Nadine Bennett-Darby, CCDOT geographic information system (GIS) solutions analyst, shows the award she accepted on behalf of the Cobb County Department of Transportation at the Cartegraph Conference as one of the top 10 U.S. governmental entities. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb DOT named among top 10 in U.S.

Cartegraph, a government software and services industry leader, has named the Cobb County Department of Transportation one of its top 10 U.S. recipients of its 2018-19 High-Performance Government Award.

The honor recognizes local government organizations for their innovative use of operations management technology in problem solving and community improvement.

Winners were selected from Cartegraph users across the United States.

Nadine Bennett-Darby, CCDOT geographic information system solutions analyst, accepted the award on behalf of the department at the 2019 Cartegraph Conference in Denver on May 1.

“As a high-performance government, the Cobb County DOT team is dedicated to optimizing business processes, maximizing performance and providing exemplary service,” Cartegraph stated in its news release regarding the award.

“With ArcGIS-integrated snow removal routes and commute updates via Waze, they’re sharing real-time info with their citizens. The DOT is even using Cartegraph automations to manage contracts, inspections, budgets and high-priority activities and has streamlined processes with activity-based workflows,” the Cartegraph statement added.

For more than 16 years, CCDOT has used Cartegraph software to manage its work and assets efficiently.

The department transitioned to the company’s current operations management system in 2016.

Eliminating paper and switching to a data-driven system has made the county more effective, efficient and productive - from integrating 911 calls to prioritizing pavement management, according to Cobb GIS Manager Lynn Biggs.

Nine other local governments in the U.S. were recognized as High-Performance Government Award winners, including Clay County, Florida; Johnson City, Tennessee; Kingsport, Tennessee; Kitsap County, Washington; La Mesa, California; Lancaster, Ohio; Lombard, Illinois; Romeoville, Illinois and Windsor, Colorado.

Cobb’s “How We Work” video: youtu.be/TSO7Tu3pPoE

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