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Nominate Your Township Project for the Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence

Tuesday January 21st, 2014

Has your township found a creative way to improve your community? If so, consider nominating a project for the 2014 Gover­nor’s Awards for Local Government Excel­lence. The deadline for nominations is January 31.

The awards are presented each April during Local Government Week. Townships may nominate projects in the following categories:

  • Building community partnerships
  • Responding to adversity
  • Promoting community/economic revitalization
  • Innovative community/governmental initiatives
  • Fiscal accountability and best management practices
  • Innovative planning and sound land use practices
  • Intergovernmental cooperation
  • Information technology

Townships must submit a narrative about the project that includes:

  • The name of the nominated township and county, any other participating municipalities and their counties, and a contact person’s name, street address, phone number, and email address.
  • The category from the list above that the project falls into.
  • A description of the project.
  • An explanation of how the project resolved a problem, addressed a need, or improved the community at large. Provide quantifiable results if available.
  • A list of everyone who participated in the project and how they helped.

The deadline for nominations is January 31. Click here to apply.