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Volunteer Judges Needed for Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

Apply by May 26

May 5, 2017
The 2017 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine who the winning cities are for each of the 11 categories.
The League needs your help because the annual award application review process depends on volunteer judges that review and select winning programs.
Sponsored by the League Partners program, the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program was designed to recognize and promote the outstanding efforts and innovative solutions made by city governments each year. Award winners are recognized at the League's Annual Conference and Expo, in Western City magazine, by press release notifications, on the League's website, and in presentations made to city council meetings.
The League is recruiting 60 volunteers to serve on the various juries. To participate jury members are asked to review submitted applications online at www.helenputnam.org and convene via conference call to select the winners.
Interested volunteer jurors must submit an application by Friday, May 26 to Melissa Lienau via email or fax to (916) 658-8240. Judging information will be sent after volunteer judges have been confirmed. If you know your city has applied under a certain category please do not volunteer for that category. 
Award categories include:
  • CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration Award
  • Community Services and Economic Development
  • Economic Development through the Arts
  • Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Housing Programs and Innovations
  • Internal Administration
  • Planning and Environmental Quality
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government  
Please contact Melissa Lienau at (916) 658-8216 with questions.

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