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Local Government Innovation Awards has joined together with its State counterpart (SGIA) to provide a more holistic approach to telling the stories of innovation in government work throughout the state of Minnesota. Our focus on recognizing new projects and redeigned programs will continue and we look forward to advancing government innovation.

Please continue to browse this website for all archival information on previous award winners.


The Local Government Innovation Awards began at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 2006, with support and funding from the Bush Foundation. Our work has recognized the creative ways counties, cities, townships, schools, and Native nations are making Minnesota better and doing things differently.