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COT Presents Best of Kentucky Awards at Digital Government Summit

Major Alecia Webb-Edgington (left) of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security receives Gov. Fletcher's proclamation announcing the IT Champion Award from Mark Rutledge (right), Commissioner of the Commonwealth Office of Technology 

Major Alecia Webb-Edgington (left) of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security receives Gov. Fletcher's proclamation announcing her as recipient of the IT Champion Award from Mark Rutledge (right), commissioner of the Commonwealth Office of Technology.
 
 

The Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) presented the Second Annual Best of Kentucky Awards at the 2007 Kentucky Digital Summit, April 23-24, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

The summit, co-sponsored each year by COT and Government Technology Magazine, recognizes outstanding individuals and programs that have made information technology contributions to the public sector. Each of the following peer-nominated award winners was picked from over 50 nominees: 

  • IT Champion Award
    Major Alecia Webb-Edgington, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security;
  • Visionary Award
    Glenn Caldwell, Mayor, Williamstown, Kentucky;
  • Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology
    Dave Sallengs for the Enhanced Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (eKasper) system;
  • Best Application Serving a Public Organization’s Business Needs
    Mine Safety & Licensing System Inspection, Department of Natural Resources;
  • Best Application Serving the Public (tie)
    Health Care Information Center, Cabinet for Health and Family Services;
    Learning Now Online Consortium for Accelerated Learning, Kentucky Community and Technical College System;
  • Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
    Kentucky Educational Network, Education Cabinet, Kentucky Department of Education, Council on Postsecondary Education, and Education Professional Standards Board;
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology (Government)
    e-Warrants, Unified Criminal Justice Information System, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and Administrative Office of Courts;
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology (Education)
    Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal, Council on Postsecondary Education;
  • Best Online Services (Commonwealth Government)
    Get Healthy Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services;
  • Best Online Services (Local Government)
    Fayette County Online Property Tax Portal, Kathy Witt, Fayette County Sheriff;
  • Best Security Initiative
    Real Time Digital Surveillance, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice; and
  • Best Business Continuity Initiative
    University of Louisville Converged IP Network.

“Today’s winners are noteworthy examples of how technology is enabling efficiencies and improving the operations of government business,” said COT Commissioner Mark Rutledge. “All of these winners should be commended for their devotion to public service and improving government operations by embracing technology.”

The highest honor of the day, the IT Champion Award, was given to Retired Major Alecia Webb-Edgington for her work on interoperability communications on first responders.  In addition to the IT Champion Award, she was also recognized by Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a proclamation read to her by Rutledge. 

More Photos from the 2006 Best of Kentucky Technology Awards         

Tom Ferree (right), deputy commissioner of COT, emcees the presentation of the Best of Kentucky Awards.
Tom Ferree (right), deputy commissioner of COT, emcees the presentation of the Best of Kentucky Awards as Mark Rutledge (left), commissioner of COT, and Jack Mortimer (center) of the Center For Digital Government look on.
 
   Best of Kentucky awards await presentation
Best of Kentucky awards await presentation during the Digital Government Summit in Lexington on April 24.
 
 
 
 
Glenn Caldwell, Mayor, Williamstown, Kentucky receives the Visionary Award from Jack Mortimer (left) of the Center For Digital Government and Mark Rutledge (right), Commissioner of the Commonwealth Office of Technology
Glenn Caldwell (center), Mayor of Williamstown, Kentucky receives the Visionary Award from Jack Mortimer (left) of the Center For Digital Government and Mark Rutledge (right), commissioner of COT.
 
 
    Dave Sallengs (center) receives the Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology award for eKasper
Dave Sallengs (center) receives the Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology award for the eKasper System.
 
 
 
Susan Bush (center), commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, receives the award for Best Application Serving a Public Organization’s Business Needs for the Mine Safety & Licensing Inspection System
Susan Bush (center), commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, receives the award for Best Application Serving a Public Organization’s Business Needs for the Mine Safety & Licensing Inspection System.
 
    Missy Adkisson (center) of the the Cabinet for Health and Family Services receives the award for Best Application Serving the Public for the Health Care Information Center
Missy Adkisson (center) of the the Cabinet for Health and Family Services receives the award for Best Application Serving the Public for the Health Care Information Center.
 
Robert Johnson (center) of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System accepts the award for Best Application Serving the Public for the Learning Now Online Consortium for Accelerated Learning
Robert Johnson (center) of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System accepts the award for Best Application Serving the Public for the Learning Now Online Consortium for Accelerated Learning.
 
 
 
 
    Ann Riggs (center) of the Kentucky Department of Education receives the award for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations for the Kentucky Educational Network, a project involving the Education Cabinet, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Standards Board
Ann Riggs (center) of the Kentucky Department of Education receives the award for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations for the Kentucky Educational Network, a project involving the Education Cabinet, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Standards Board.
 
Major Alecia Webb-Edgington (center) of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security accepts the award for Most Innovative Use of Technology (in Government) for the e-Warrants System, part of the Unified Criminal Justice Information System, by the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and Administrative Office of the Courts
Major Alecia Webb-Edgington (center) of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security accepts the award for Most Innovative Use of Technology (in Government) for the e-Warrants System, part of the Unified Criminal Justice Information System, by the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and Administrative Office of the Courts.
 
    Allen Lind (center) of the Council on Postsecondary Education accepts the award for Most Innovative Use of Technology (in Education) for the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal by the Council on Postsecondary Education
Allen Lind (center) of the Council on Postsecondary Education accepts the award for Most Innovative Use of Technology (in Education) for the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Data Portal by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
 
 
 
Tricia Okeson (left center) and Amberlee Nickell (right center) accept the award for Best Online Services (Commonwealth Government) for the Get Healthy Kentucky Web site of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Tricia Okeson (left center) and Amberlee Nickell (right center) accept the award for Best Online Services (Commonwealth Government) for the Get Healthy Kentucky Web site of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
 
    Major Chris Tudor (center) of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office accepts the award for Best Online Services (Local Government) for the Fayette County Online Property Tax Portal
Major Chris Tudor (center) of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office accepts the award for Best Online Services (Local Government) for the Fayette County Online Property Tax Portal.
 
 
Bridget Brown (left center), commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and Mike Dossett (right center), deputy commissioner, accept the award for Best Security Initiative for the Real Time Digital Surveillance System of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
Bridget Brown (left center), commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and Mike Dossett (right center), deputy commissioner, accept the award for Best Security Initiative for the Real Time Digital Surveillance System of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.
    Tom Sawyer (center) of the University of Louisville accepts the award for Best Business Continuity Initiative for the University of Louisville's Converged IP Network
Tom Sawyer (center) of the University of Louisville accepts the award for Best Business Continuity Initiative for the University of Louisville's Converged IP Network.
 
(All photos by Lynne O'Connor and Robert Martin) 

For more information on the Best of Kentucky awards, please visit the Best of Kentucky Awards Web site.

 

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