Overview

February 11
12:30PM PT, 3:30PM ET

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The Center for Digital Government’s Digital Counties Survey provides the opportunity for county information technology organizations to highlight the great work being done, benchmark with their peers and identify future trends. This year’s survey will reflect current challenges and the changing technology landscape as everyone tries to return to some sense of normal.

On this webcast, CDG Co-Director Phil Bertolini and Survey Manager Janet Grenslitt will walk you through this year’s survey – the overall structure, what’s new and approaches you can use to fill it out. Barry Condrey, the CIO of Chesterfield, VA will also join us on the webinar to talk about how he uses the survey and tips for success. The webinar will also cover:

  • The objectives and intent of the survey
  • How to navigate the survey tool
  • Next steps and timing for survey submissions
  • Any questions the audience has and how to use the FAQs
  • Announcing regular touchpoints with CDG staff throughout the survey

We encourage you to invite anyone in the county who will be involved in the survey to attend. We look forward to a successful 2021 Digital Counties Survey!

Speakers

Barry Condrey

Barry Condrey

Chief Information Officer, Chesterfield County, VA

Barry has worked in the IT field for over 36 years holding a variety of technology leadership positions in the public and private sectors and is presently the CIO for Chesterfield County, Virginia where he pursues initiatives based on digital transformation, open government and citizen centricity. Under his leadership Chesterfield County Va has been four times recognized as the #1 digital county in the USA. He is an adjunct faculty for Virginia Commonwealth University, an active NACo contributor, two-time president of the Virginia Local Government IT Executives (VALGITE) organization, a certified government CIO and a national top 25 Doer, Dreamer & Driver. He likes to teach, write code and blog about technology leadership.

Janet Grenslitt

Janet Grenslitt

Survey Manager, Center for Digital Government

Janet Grenslitt is the Center for Digital Government’s director of Surveys and Awards. She manages the Center’s flagship surveys and awards programs for state and local government. Working with subject matter experts, she created the Digital Cities and Digital Counties surveys more than 15 years ago.
Prior to joining e.Republic, Janet managed programs for state and local government in Florida, North Carolina and California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, with a certificate in Social Administration from Hull University in England, and her Master’s degree from University of California at Berkeley.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Co-executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national attention, winning numerous awards for technology innovation and excellence. He was named one of Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also honored by the President Obama White House as a Champion of Change for 2012.