The Alliance for Innovation’s annual awards program celebrates excellence in local government innovation! Following a rigorous review process, award submissions from Alliance members were 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 were 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.
J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government:
How Mesa Became a College Town, City of Mesa, AZ
Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence:
Think You Can't Recruit on Facebook? Think Again., City of Edmonton, AB
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Awards:
A Community Centered Approach to CPR Training and Action, City of Austin, TX
A Quadrennial Budget for Financial Sustainability, Washtenaw County, MI
ASAP Message Broker Service Projects, City of Richmond, VA
The Tapestry Project, City of Mankato, MN
Child Wellbeing Project, Catawba County, NC
Press Consortium Project, Cities of Arvada and Boulder, CO
Conover Station: A Small Town's Effort to Kick Start Redevelopment, City of Conover, NC
Interactive Multi-Site Community Meeting, Humboldt County, CA
From Fishing Pond to Global Asset, Sarasota County, FL
Police Chief Recruitment Video, City of Hillsboro, OR
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