Ernst and Young Honors Accela CEO Maury Blackman as EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Software in Northern California

Blackman Becomes First Civic Tech Entrepreneur to Win Coveted EY Award in Program’s 30-Year History, Finalist for National Award

SAN RAMON, Calif. – June 27, 2016 - 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.

Maury Blackman 

“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.