CALED invites members to participate in highlighting their achievements and sharing their success stories. Each year CALED seeks nominations meeting the specific and overall criteria in each award category. CALED will present winners at a local/regional event as well as at CALED’s annual conference.
The awards luncheon will be held at CALED's 33rd Annual Training Conference on April 11, 2013 in Long Beach. At that time, each Award of Merit and Award of Excellence winner will be honored, and the Grand Prize winners in each category will be formally announced. All award-winning projects will receive statewide recognition at the Annual Conference, in the CALED Bulletin, and on the CALED website. Below are the three categories in which you may apply.
Economic Development Partnerships: This category honors development projects between the public and private sector that exemplify the spirit of partnership during 2012. Some examples from previous years include redevelopment projects, office/retail complex projects, and downtown improvement projects.
Economic Development Programs: This category recognizes outstanding and innovative programs which have made a significant contribution to the field of economic development during 2012. These are programs that manage resources to influence or carry out economic development policy in a progressive, timely and/or cost effective manner. Some examples from previous years include export trade programs, business finance programs, and an innovative city economic development strategy.
Economic Development Promotions: This category recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements in economic development advertising, marketing and promotion during 2012. The emphasis is on effective public relations and comprehensive ongoing business development campaigns that utilize special web sites, print or broadcast media, collateral material, video or personal contact efforts.
To apply, please visit CALED’s website. For more information, please visit CALED’s awards webpage.
For questions regarding the CALED Awards of Excellence Program, please contact My Kristy Nong.