Cary, NC – The following information about the Tech Task Force can also be found on the Town of Cary website.

Mission Statement for TTF

Determine how the Town’s use of technology services can better serve its citizens.  Specifically, the TTF shall review, evaluate, and prioritize new and emerging technologies that will facilitate better engagement, citizen outreach, and service delivery by increasing involvement and lowering costs, with the overall goal of making it easier for citizens to communicate with the Town and consume available information.

Work Outcome

In addition, the Task Force was given the following Work Priorities:

  1. Develop a written report to provide to council that will also be included in the Town’s Strategic Information Technology Plan, which focuses on: How the Town should facilitate electronic citizen engagement, communication and consumption of content.  The evaluation of various technologies shall be grouped by categories and include the following information:
    1. brief explanation of the technology reviewed;
    2. how the technology could be used to meet the goals outlined in the TTF mission statement;
    3. projection of current and future usage of the technology and how its use should be measured/evaluated;
    4. projection of implementation costs, on-going operation/maintenance costs, and cost savings over current practices;
    5. identification of key stakeholders and a listing of potential financial partners;
    6. implementation priority.
  2. Optimize the Town website to make it easier for citizens to find and consume content.
    1. research and itemize “best practices” from other governmental websites;
    2. conduct a thorough review/search of current website and identify areas of improvement;
    3. develop a listing of website additions/modifications;
      1. brief explanation;
      2. how the modification meets the goals outlined in the TTF mission statement;
      3. implementation cost, on-going operation/maintenance cost, and cost savings over current practices;
      4. implementation priority.

Presentation of Work

The task force recommendations will be presented to the Cary Town Council at the December 13, 2012 council meeting (6:30 p.m., council chambers).