The CIO Awards have selected Long Beach’s Tech and Innovation Department for a national award regarding its use of technology in creating and delivering business value, the city announced today. 

Long Beach was reportedly the only city recognized for the award, called the CIO 100 award, among a group consisting of companies like Aflac, Dell, Hilton, Intel and Wells Fargo. 

“Long Beach is using technology and innovation to increase business efficiency, improve health outcomes and safety, and help residents communicate more efficiently with City Hall,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement.

“Long Beach is growing and evolving,” said Bryan Sastokas, chief information officer for the City of Long Beach in a statement. “This award is a great example of the Mayor and City Council’s dedication toward innovation technology that allows the City to deliver genuine business value

The 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards will be presented during the CIO 100 symposium in Rancho Palos Verdes this August, according to the release.