November 3, 2015
2015 Innovation in Governance Award Program
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities continue to recognize Innovation in Governance through their annual awards program. The awards are presented as part of the Mayors Lunch and Executive Briefing Wednesday November 18 during the League of Municipalities Annual Conference in Atlantic City.
This award program was established to highlight exemplary local government programs that provide innovative and practical approaches to solving municipal problems and concerns. At the same time, we share these innovative approaches with municipal leaders throughout the state at the Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, and through the National League of Cities “Best Practices” database.
The 2015 judges were: League Past Presidents Paul Matacera and Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu; Division of Local Government Services Director Timothy Cunningham; and League of Municipalities Executive Director Michael Darcy.
The program invited applications describing any type of innovation undertaken by municipalities in the past 18 months. And the participants responded with a range of submissions that underscore the variety of challenges municipalities solve.
The 2015 Honorees are:
From the City of New Brunswick –
Dina’s Dwellings, Supportive Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors
From the City of Trenton –
The Coordinated Entry & Assessment Service (CEAS) Center, Providing Housing and Services for Homeless Individuals
From Wildwood City –
The Wildwood Landfill Closure Initiative
See full details at http://www.njslom.org/InnovationGovernanceAwards2015.html
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