The Alliance for Innovation’s annual awards program celebrates excellence in local government innovation! Following a rigorous review process, up to ten awards from Alliance members will be selected and recognized on April 23, 2014 at the TLG Conference awards luncheon in Denver, CO.
The Alliance has two major awards, the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation and the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government. Additional Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation awards will be presented as a way to honor and promote innovations in the field of local government.
The J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government was created to honor Bob Havlick, founder of The Innovation Groups (now the Alliance), who retired in 2003.
Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government was created as a tribute to Tom as a means to honor excellence in innovation. Muehlenbeck served as the City Manager of Plano, TX for 24-years and served as the first IG Board of Directors, Chair.
While we celebrate achievements and innovation in all local governments, only Alliance members are eligible to apply as one of the many benefits with Alliance membership. For tips on selecting a project or making your application stand out, see our Awards guide ebook.
1. Complete the Innovation Awards Application Form linked here.
2. Email applications to Ryan Spillers, Alliance Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24, 2014 at close of business.
The Selection Process:
Only Alliance members are eligible to submit a maximum of two award applications per jurisdiction.
The Award Selection Committee consists of Alliance for Innovation Board Members and Executive staff who will review every application received by Friday, January 24, 2014 and select the year’s top innovations.
Innovation Awards will be presented at the annual Awards Luncheon on April 23, 2014 at the TLG Conference in Denver, CO. Recipients of the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government Award and the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government Award will receive one free registration to TLG to accept their award in person.
All winners will be asked to create a five minute video of the award winning project. That video will be shown at the TLG Awards Luncheon, as well as online in the Knowledge Network.
Please note: If your organization has already indicated that you would like your Case Study submission to be considered for an Innovation Award, you do not need to resubmit. If you would like to submit an additional project for consideration, or did not select to have your case study considered for an award, we encourage you to submit a new application.
Please contact Ryan Spillers at 602.496.1984 or email@example.com to answer any questions you may have.
J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government:
City of Fort Collins, CO - Sustainability Services: How Economic Health, Environmental Services and Social Services Join Together to Build Community
Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence:
City of Palo Alto, CA - Building Community with Open Data
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Awards:
City of Decatur, GA - Strategic Planning and Community Engagement: Whose Vision is it Anyway?
City of Durham, NC - A Heartbeat Away
City of Las Vegas, NV - Development Services Process
City of Manassas, VA - Joint CIP Process between City and Schools
City of Olathe, KS - Mental Health Co-Responder Program
City of Palm Bay, FL - TAC-Tel Tactical Telemedicine
City of Phoenix - Organizational Review - Service Enhancements through Streamlining
City of San Jose, CA - Community Building 2.0: Connect Neighbors; Strengthen Neighborhoods; Build Community
City of Virginia Beach, VA - GrowSmart
Nevada County, CA - Mobile Worker Project
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