An innovation is “the creative idea become realized”
The J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government was conceptualized by The Innovation Groups’ (now the Alliance for Innovation) Board of Directors to honor Bob Havlick, founder of IG who retired in 2003. One local government, its internal champion(s), and the innovation were acknowledged with the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government. In addition, one local government and its program, initiative, project, etc. received the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government. Muehlenbeck has served as the City Manager of Plano, TX since 1987 and was The Innovation Groups Board of Directors’ Chair for 10 years.
Several awards were also given for outstanding achievements in local government innovation.
Criteria for the Awards
The submission should demonstrate one or more of the following:
The Selection Process:
Only Alliance for Innovation members are eligible to apply for an innovation award. The Award Selection Committee, made up of Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors, will review the applications and select the winners.
J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government:
Catawba County, NC - Public Health Farmers Market: Improving WIC Utilization
Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence:
City of Greeley, CO - Community Image Initiative - Greeley Unexpected
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Awards:
City of Clearwater, FL - Ready for Today - Preparing for Tomorrow - RCW 2 GWR 4 CLW = 2025
Chesterfield County, VA - Whack-A-Watt
City of Loveland, CO - Creating a Replicable Model for Electric Vehicles Through Public-Private Partnerships
Maricopa County, AZ - The Great Reading Adventure
City of Olathe, KS - Healthy Communities
City of Peoria, AZ - United Community Action Network
City of Scottsdale, AZ - Eureka! Using Libraries to Create Innovation Hot Spots
City of Virginia Beach, VA - Regional Shared Services Project
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