Gilbert’s Office of Digital Government has been named Civic Engagement Program of the Year by Smart Cities Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as the Civic Engagement Program of the Year since we are so focused on expanding our reach and interacting with citizens through the use of digital communications,” said Gilbert’s Chief Digital Officer, Dana Berchman. “Our entire team works tirelessly to push information out through the use of social media, video and even a podcast. We are committed to engaging and spreading the word about all of the amazing things happening in Gilbert so that people across the country are aware.”

 “Gilbert is a city that’s meeting its residents where they are: online. Gilbert’s Office of Digital Government is a model department that other cities can – and should – look to when developing engagement strategies,” said Cody Boteler, Associate Editor for Smart Cities Dive.

The 2017 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These executives, companies, trends and breakthroughs are transforming the industry and shaping the future. Smart Cities Dive solicited suggestions for title nominees from its 12,000+ readers.

Winners were chosen by the editors of Smart Cities Dive based on resonance and industry impact.

To learn more about Gilbert’s digital government efforts, listen to their Government Gone Digital podcast at