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Volunteer Judges Needed for Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

May 6, 2016
The 2016 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine the winning cities in each of the 11 categories.
The League of California Cities® is recruiting volunteer judges to review the applications and select the 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, Western City magazine, 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. Interested volunteer jurors must apply by Friday, May 20. Information and application form are available online at www.helenputnam.org.
Applications should be sent to Melissa Lienau via email or faxed to (916) 658-8240.
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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