Introducing the 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazers

Entering our seventh year of Digital Inclusion Trailblazers, in 2023 we are proud to recognize the most EVER awardees of our annual program. Highlights from this year include:

  • 47 communities recognized
  • 23 states represented
  • 600+ resources and documents

The communities listed here demonstrate contemporary best practices in the rapidly growing digital inclusion field.

Closing the digital divide in our community is a strategic goal for Riverside County. 

We are focused on helping our neighbors and community members gain the ability and knowledge to safely utilize online services and digital devices whenever and however they choose.

Tom Mullen

Director of Broadband Services, Riverside County, CA

The City’s work to bridge the digital divide would not be possible without the commitment and engagement of our organizational partners and community members.

Its our honor to receive this recognition as a testament to what we have accomplished together and the work we have ahead of us.

Genesis D. Gavino

Chief of Staff and Resilience Officer, City of Dallas, TX

Since starting in my position, NDIA has been a guiding light of education, content, and policy awareness. The Trailblazer indicators set a standard for us to work toward as we organize efforts in expanding connectivity across Denver. We are honored to be recognized as a Visionary Trailblazer, and look forward to continuing to pave the way, leading with equity and innovation.

Anya Dickson-Arguello

Digital Equity Program Manager, City and County of Denver, CO

2023 Trailblazer Awardees

The interactive resouce table represents the 2023 awardees and the materials that they submitted for recognition. Select a community below to see program information such as job descriptions, survey templates, digital equity strategies, and more.


Use this map to find the 2023 Trailblazer awardees across the country. The color of the pin corresponds to the Trailblazer status of the community.

Click on a pin to view a local government’s score, tier, and website. Click on the left side panel to see the color legend.


This year we collected more than 600 resources and documentation submitted by Trailblazer awardees. From job descriptions to program information to full digital equity plans, you can find all of these resources and more in this table. Each applicant and the resources they submitted have been verified for accuracy and current impact on their communities.

Use the filter button to refine the resources by indicator, or local government.

Learn more about the Trailblazer program and start planning your application for next year. Stay tuned with our community and join NDIA today.

Thanks to the 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazers Sponsor