The "Sunny Award" is from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency. Gloucester County officials were notified of the award earlier this week.
"The Sunny Awards recognize governments that make transparency a priority," said Michael Barnhart, president of Sunshine Review. "The winners of the Sunny Awards are cities, counties and school districts that proactively share the public information that empowers citizens and keeps government accountable to the people."
Among the winners in Virginia are
Government websites were graded on a 10-point transparency checklist. Editors looked at content available on government websites against what should be provided.