Civic Engagement Award

LGHN Announces 2019 Civic Engagement Recognition Program

The Local Government Hispanic Network is announcing its 2019 Civic Engagement Award process to recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate insightful and sustained change in their communities through inclusive civic engagement practices. The goal is to identify best practices for civic engagement in local governments, non-profits and through private sector partnerships, and showcase civic engagement best practices through recognition at events, written media, video, and conference sessions. A byproduct will be a database of best practices with contacts to assist local governments in adapting best practice programs in other communities.

Any city, county, non-profit and/or private sector partners may submit for this recognition. LGHN is looking for organizations that demonstrate sustained civic engagement best practices. There are two award categories for local governments with a population up to 100,000 population and 100,001 and greater population. The process is open to LGHN members and non-members. Submittals should include your “engagement story” and how it has had sustained impact on your community. Your relevant “learning experiences” are an important component of the submittal. These may include best practices that came from the process, adjustments that were necessary to keep the program on track, and advice for other communities that may want to adopt a similar program.

The timeline for submittals is as follows:

  • March 1, 2019: call for submittals.
  • June 21, 2019: deadline for submission.
  • June/July 2019: Selection Committee review of submittals; recommendations to the LGHN Board of Directors at the July 2019 Board Meeting.
  • July 2019: Notify organizations selected for award(s).
  • October 20th, 2019: Announce at ICMA Conference – Nashville, TN.

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