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!