Laura Fucci Recognized as One of the Nation's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers"
City of Henderson Chief Information Officer honored by Government Technology
February 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110
Henderson, Nev. – Laura Fucci, city of Henderson Department of Information Technology (IT) Chief Information Officer, was recently honored by e.Republic’s Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government as one of the nation’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2013. Fucci was chosen for her role in improving the business licensing process in Southern Nevada, as well as cost savings initiatives through the use of technology.
For 25 years, Government Technology has focused exclusively on advancing technology solutions for state and local government. Through collaboration with public-sector IT leaders from across the country, Government Technology works to help solve problems in state and local government through the smart use of technology. Government Technology promotes best practices and fosters communities of interest to improve service delivery and transform government.
Appointed as the city’s chief information officer last year, Fucci, a Henderson native, was instrumental in streamlining business licensing. Under her guidance as chair of the steering committee, she led the development and implementation of the new multi-jurisdictional business licensing process, a collaborative effort between the cities of Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County.
“We’re proud to have Laura as part of the Henderson family,” said Henderson City Manager Jacob Snow. “She’s an innovator who’ll take the city to a new level in our goal for organizational excellence, making significant progress in improving technology and evolving Henderson into one of the country’s most technically-advanced cities.”
The improvements include a central repository for contractor licensing information, hosted by Henderson, which enabled the consolidation of more than 13,000 contractor licenses in the valley to 7,000 in a shared database. In addition, the process of obtaining a local license is much easier for contractors. Now, the primary jurisdiction handles all applications and fees, transferring revenue to the corresponding agency.
Prior to Henderson, Fucci worked at Clark County for six years as the organization’s chief information officer. During this time, she executed cost saving measures due to the economic downturn, integrating a new Internet protocol-based phone system, centralizing technology costs, negotiating contracts, amongst other accomplishments.
A 30-year expert and visionary in the field of technology, Fucci is active with the Las Vegas Urban Area Communications Working Group, Nevada Cybersecurity Committee and UNLV School of Computer Science Advisory Board. She is the founder of Women in Technology, Inc. Las Vegas Chapter, as well as president and co-founder of the Technology & Diversity for Charity.
For raising the bar on how technology is used to improve government performance and enhance services, Fucci is featured in the March issue of Government Technology and GovTech.com. She joins an elite list of honorees, spanning 11 years, as a winner of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” award.
# # #