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County honored by Accela

October 03, 2005

Washington County recently was named No. 1 in government mobility implementation at Accela Wireless Technology's annual user convention in San Diego.

The employee team that made the award possible by getting the system up and running in record time was honored at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting, according to a county press release.

Dan DiVito, director of permits and inspections, commended Deputy Director Angela Smith and 16 staff members from three departments for the effort in making the system a reality and in being named Leader of the Year in Implementing Mobile Government Solutions by Accela. The award recognized Washington County as the leader among 75 local government jurisdictions nationwide.

The commissioners cited the coordination between departments and presented certificates of merit to Angela Smith, Rob Smith, Rich Gaver, Mark Mummert, Mike Kidwell, Ed Parker, Rich Eichelberger, Gary Austin and Steve Blickenstaff of the Permits and Inspections Department; Karen Dickie, Mike Loudenslager and Doug Oliver from Information Technologies; and Randy Smith, Daniel Jones and Steve Bowders from the Highway Department.

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Recognition also was given to Tom Evans of the Department of Water Quality and Jack Reynard of Highways for their assistance.

Washington County also is using Accela in the Division of Fire and Emergency Services command and control vehicle.

Accela Wireless is a mobile government application that extends inspection management capabilities to the field for inspections, code enforcement, work orders and service requests.

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