Local Government Innovation Awards

Minnesota faces the reality of an aging population, rising health care costs, and increasing demand for government services with reduced revenue. Yet many counties, cities, townships, and schools have refused to let the traditional approaches of either increasing taxes or cutting spending dictate their responses to these challenges. Instead, they are pursuing a third way: innovation and service redesign.

The Local Government Innovation Awards recognize the creative ways counties, cities, townships, schools, and Native nations are making Minnesota better and doing things differently. All types of local government innovation are encouraged to enter.

The 2019 LGIA ceremony was held on Thursday, December 12th at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

We look forward to continuing our work in 2020!

More information coming Spring, 2020.

2019 LGIA Native Nations Category Winner: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community & City of Prior Lake

2019 LGIA School Category Winner: Wayzata High School

2019 LGIA City Category Winner: St. Paul

2019 LGIA County Category Winner: Sibley County

2019 LGIA Township Category Winner: Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board