Accela Honors 2016 Civic Tech Trendsetters with Award Recognition Ceremony

Innovation and Technology Integration Showcased at Annual Industry Conference

San Ramon, Calif. – August 23, 2016Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, honored 13 of its most innovative customers as recipients of the Accela Trendsetter Awards during its annual industry conference, Accela Engage. This year’s conference, held this week at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, brings together more than 1,000 Accela customers, government leaders, business partners, thought leaders and Accela staff for product training, networking and civic technology inspiration.

The Accela Trendsetter Awards recognize government agencies and individuals that are making the greatest strides in civic engagement through the aid of technology. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of customer nominations based on interesting and unique use cases and non-traditional customers, compelling data points/ROI, and the impact of a particular technology solution on the community.

Each award winner embodied one of Accela’s civic engagement solutions, with additional awards presented for the best technology integration story and “Civic Superhero”, honoring an individual who brought about positive change in his or her community.

“The Trendsetter Awards were created to recognize those government agencies and individuals at the forefront of civic engagement,” said Maury Blackman, CEO and President of Accela. “From tackling new regulatory issues in their jurisdiction to embarking on transformative ways to increase transparency in their communities, we continue to be impressed with the innovative ways government agencies are working to improve government-to-citizen interactions. We salute the efforts of all of the 2016 winners on their commitment to breaking down the barriers and creating a better government for their communities.”

The following cities and individuals were recognized during the evening’s festivities:

For more information on Accela Engage and the Trendsetter Awards, visit