Up to 20 local government entities will be recognized as award winners for the Local Government Innovation Awards that recognize the creative ways counties, cities, and schools are making Minnesota better and doing things differently.
Minnesota faces the reality of an aging population, rising health care costs, and increasing demand for government services with reduced revenue. Yet many counties, cities, townships, and schools have refused to let the traditional approaches of either increasing taxes or cutting spending dictate their responses to these challenges. Instead, they are pursuing a third way: innovation and service redesign.
If your school or district has been innovating to improve services or reduce the cost of local government, now is your chance to share your innovation for a chance to win $5,000 and a professional video highlighting your effort. All types of local government innovation are encouraged to enter.
The awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2016. To acknowledge this milestone and the history of the awards, one past winner will be selected as the Top Innovator and receive a plaque and recognition at the awards ceremony
Entries accepted: September 19 – October 12, 2016
Awards Ceremony: December 8 2016, 4-6pm