Local Government Innovation Awards

We know that MANY of our southwest Minnesota communities have amazing stories of innovation to share. I hope you’ll check it out—we’d love to see applicants from throughout our region!

Are you a school, city, or county that has been innovating to improve services or reduce the cost of local government? If so, share your innovation for a chance to win $10,000 and a professional video highlighting your effort!

The Local Government Innovation Awards—sponsored in partnership between the Humphrey School’s Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, and the Minnesota School Board Association—recognize the creative ways counties, cities, and schools are making Minnesota better and doing things differently. All types of local government innovation are encouraged to enter. Through a partnership with the University’s Center for Integrative Leadership this year, the Awards are particularly interested in surfacing innovations involving cross-sector or cross-systems collaborations.

In keeping with previous years, up to 18 local government entities will be recognized as award winners for their innovative work. The winner in each of the three categories will also receive a professional video highlighting their innovation work and a $10,000 grant from the Bush Foundation to continue local government innovation and redesign work!

Learn more at: http://lgia.umn.edu

I look forward to seeing award winners from southwest Minnesota—I know we have them!