The City of Conway has been recognized as an honorable mention for the Digital Pioneer Award for its work on Open Checkbook.
The awards this year recognized the achievements of Arkansas government offices at the local level that have used technology to drive innovation and make positive, measurable changes that affect citizens and businesses across the state and beyond.
Open checkbook was recognized for the following:
- Enables citizens of Conway to examine expenditures and detect discrepancies.
- Provides transparency and promotes accountability
- Fosters open dialogue between the city and the public
The open checkbook is modeled after state law that requires the publishing of expenditures by state agencies.
The Arkansas Digital Government Transformation Awards are sponsored by the Information Network of Arkansas, Arkansas Secretary of State, Department of Information Systems and Arkansas Office of Transformation. This year, INA partnered with the Association of Arkansas Counties and the Arkansas Municipal League to recognize city and county offices who have used technology to provide better service and reduce costs to taxpayers.
The open checkbook is updated monthly and is viewable at cityofconway.org/transparency.