Best County Partner

Public Works Team with Award

L to R: David Baxter, Jon Greninger, Amy Powell, James Parker

Recognizing Collaboration with Information Technology

This award covers all county departments and offices, as well as specific teams or work groups.

  • Awarded to: Department of Public Works
  • Awarded for: Collaborative Technology Projects
  • Description: Public Works consistently partners with Information Technology to ensure successful technology implementations. Many Public Works staff members contribute to this ongoing partnership, including Amy Powell, David Baxter, James Parker, Jon Greninger and John Herrmann.

Collaborative projects are complex undertakings that may require new technologies and major changes to internal processes to achieve full benefit. Public Works ensures success by assigning appropriate resources and addressing technology concerns throughout each project. Public Works coordinates with Information Services to ensure software goes through proper review: internal reviews by project business unit(s) ensure functionality, security reviews ensure the integrity of county technology systems, and service level agreements help anticipate support needs. Recent successes include Automated Vehicle Location and Pavement Management systems (nominated for Best New Acquired Technology). Ongoing projects include Asset Maintenance Management, Timekeeping Upgrade, and Surface Water Online.


  • Nominated: Parks and Recreation
  • Nominated for: Network Improvements
  • Description: Jeremy Husby has been a partner with Information Technology to improve network throughput and connectivity for the Parks Department. His efforts in 2014 resulted in increased bandwidth to Kayak Point and Flowing Lakes Park. In addition, Jeremy has worked side-by-side with our network engineers to install and support the fairgrounds network.
  • Nominated: Corrections Bureau of the Sheriff's Office
  • Nominated for:  CorEMR Project
  • Description: Read about the CorEMR project under Best Project Completion.
  •  Nominated:  Treasurer's Office
  • Nominated for:  Process Improvement Project
  • Description: Reviewing, improving and documenting technology processes related to server patches, upgrades, general support, and tax collection periods resulted in up-to-date access and more accurate payments. Auto Agent, a web-based property tax collection portal, was implemented to simplify escrow property tax processing and payments from lenders, tax services, title companies and large private payers.