SAN RAMON, Calif., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced that Ernst and Young has awarded Maury Blackman with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Software. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. This is the first time in the program's 30-year history that the committee has recognized a civic tech entrepreneur.
"Accela stands as a frontrunner in the civic tech movement, aimed at delivering 21st century solutions that increase transparency, efficiency, and engagement between governments and their citizens," said Maury Blackman, CEO and President for Accela. "I'm humbled and honored to be awarded alongside such outstanding members of the tech community, and proud to bring global recognition to the important work Accela is doing."
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. Award winners will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016.
About EY Entrepreneur of the Year®
EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to governments of all sizes worldwide. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement. From asset, land and legislative management to licensing, finance, environmental health and more, Accela's software drives efficiency for more than 2,200 governments, including more than 60 percent of America's 50 largest cities. The Company was named to Government Technology's GovTech100 in 2016, a distinction of the top 100 companies focused on government customers. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.