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There’s Still Time To Enter Your City’s Innovative Program In The 2012 League Partner-Sponsored Helen Putnam Awards

Deadline Thursday, April 12

March 30, 2012

Each year the League of California Cities honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.


If your city has done remarkable, innovative work in any of the 10 categories listed below now is the time to get your deserved recognition. It is an opportunity to thank your employees and collaborators, gain the appreciation of your residents and feel proud of outstanding contributions made to better your city.

The awards recognize the successes of California cities as demonstrated by beneficial innovations, resourceful efficiencies, improved public service, and overall enhanced public trust and support. The awards also provide a great opportunity to have a community celebration of the good work you are doing.

Award categories include:

  • CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration Award
  • Community Services and Economic Development
  • Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Housing Programs and Innovations
  • Internal Administration
  • League Partners Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations
  • Planning and Environmental Quality
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government

Additionally, your city can receive the President's Advocacy Award. This prestigious award honors a distinguished program that best advocates for the League Board's annual strategic priorities. One outstanding winner will be chosen from the 11 categories.

Your city must be a member of the League of California Cities to apply. To qualify, simply demonstrate that your city offered a program or service that has proven measurable and successful within a minimum of one year of actual implementation. Particular attention and credit is given to applications specifically advancing the League's strategic priorities at www.cacities.org/priorities, which are determined each year by the board of directors.

Entries must be received by April 12. Submit your application online at www.helenputnam.org.


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