DUBUQUE, Iowa ? Bexar County, Texas has been named the winner of Cartegraph's 2010 Citizen Transparency Award. The award was presented at CONNECT 2010, an interactive event for Cartegraph software users and managing members of their organizations.

Bexar County was recognized for several initiatives, including County Supervisors' regular engagement of neighborhood representatives in the planning of improvements throughout the San Antonio area. Also noted was the County's introduction of the Maintenance Service Request Web Portal, a web-based tool that allows citizens participate in government by personally reporting service requests via the web.

Tony Vasquez, Bexar County Streets and Drainage Manager, and Jeff Booth, Sr. Information Technology Project Manager, accepted the award on Bexar County's behalf.

"We're really excited to receive this award," said Vasquez, "It's always our goal to be more efficient and transparent. This award validates the work we put toward achieving those goals and gives us even more incentive to continue with these types of community outreach efforts."

The Cartegraph Citizen Transparency Award is a national award given to organizations that use technology to open lines of communication within their communities, and encourage citizens to take an active role in local government.

Since 1994, Cartegraph has delivered flexible technology solutions to governments that seek efficiency, accountability, and transparency. Over 1,000 organizations throughout North America use Cartegraph applications to manage work and assets in their communities.