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JCSD Wins 2017 Technology Innovation Award
Jurupa Valley, CA (August 31, 2017) – Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Special District Program in the Western Region for its E-Citizen Mobile Civic Engagement Platform (E-Citizen). The nation-wide award, sponsored by Government Technology and the AT&T Special Districts Program, was in the Technology Innovation-Citizens Category.
JCSD led the effort to develop and implement a mobile app that applies to governmental agencies within the Cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley; and which includes over 160,000 residents. The result was E-Citizen which provides a free, easy method to report non-emergency issues within JCSD’s service area as well as the service area of Rubidoux Community Services District (RCSD), and the entire cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. E-Citizen allows residents to report numerous issues including water waste, graffiti, illegal dumping, potholes, and park maintenance. The app is unique because it routes “citizen reports” to 4 different government agencies.
“We are honored to be selected for this award that encourages citizen engagement at every level," said General Manager Todd Corbin. “Previously, residents did not necessarily know which agency to contact for a particular problem. Now, the E-Citizen app assists them with that process. That helps JCSD, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley and RCSD resolve concerns quickly. We encourage everyone to be engaged in their community by utilizing E-Citizen to report issues.” This could only be done with the collaboration efforts of the City of Eastvale and support from the City of Jurupa Valley and RCSD.
Government Technology and AT&T’s recognition of the importance of Special Districts includes regional and national awards programs with three separate categories to recognize innovation and leadership. The goal is for special district leaders to share solutions to common problems. Awards will be presented at a ceremony during the Special District’s Summit/West on Tuesday, October 3, at the Red Lion Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
Bob Graves (pictured left to right) presents an award for E-citizen to General Manager Todd Corbin, Finance Director Steve Popelar, and IT Manager Angel Cisneros.
For more information about the Special Districts Program, please visit www.govtech.com/districts . For information regarding E-Citizen, please visit our website at www.jcsd.us/services/report-a-problem or call 951 985-3521.