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CompTIA’s Public Technology Institute Honors Local Governments for Innovative Technology Solutions

Jun 3, 2021

Washington D.C. –The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the global information technology industry, and the Public Technology Institute (PTI) announced today the winners of the 2021 PTI Solutions Awards.

The annual PTI Solutions Awards program recognizes CompTIA member cities and counties that have developed or deployed innovative technology solutions within the past 15 months that positively affected local government performance and service to the communities.

Most nominated projects focused on challenges associated with the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of all sizes.

Categories included: Information Technology; Customer Service; Geospatial Information Systems; Public Safety, Emergency Management and Community Resiliency; Web Services, E-Government, and Mobile Apps; and Sustainability.

“These awards honor the dedicated and vital work of public sector technology leaders and their teams,” said Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute. “The last year has been one for the history books and local governments faced a barrage of challenges to keep their operations up and running and to serve their communities during these unprecedented times. Our winners this year show us all how resilient and innovative local governments can be when we need them most.”

2021 PTI Solutions Award Winners


Information Technology:

Latah County, ID. (pop. under 50,000)

The City of Bryan, TX (pop. 50,000-249,000)

Alameda County, CA (pop. over 250,000)

Customer Service:

City of Hopewell, VA (pop. under 50,000)

City of Alexandria, VA (pop. 50,000-249,000)

Alameda County, CA (pop over 250,000)

Geospatial Information Systems

City of Williamsburg, VA (pop. under 50,000)

City of Scottsdale, AZ (pop.50,000-249,000)

Miami-Dade County, FL (pop. over 250,000)

Alameda County, CA (pop. over 250,000)

Public Safety, Emergency Management, and Community Resiliency

City of Louisville, CO (pop. under 50,000)

City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA (pop. 50,000-249,000)

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (Associate PTI Member)

Web Services, E-Government and Mobile Apps

City of Greenbelt, MD (pop. under 50,000)

Roanoke County, VA (pop. 50,000-249,000)

Miami-Dade County, FL (pop. over 250,000)


The City of Philadelphia, PA (pop. over 250,000)

Abstracts of the Winners and Significant Achievement projects are available here.

About PTI
Established in 1971 by several major national associations representing state and local governments and now powered by CompTIA, the Public Technology Institute (PTI) has been viewed as the focal point for thought leaders who have a passion for the furtherance and wise deployment of technology. PTI actively supports local government officials through research, education, professional development, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit to learn more.