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How Does the Alliance Support You and Your Organization? Our team is avaialble to support your membership engagement and connect you with your various resources and network. Please contact us at any time with any questions or requests to help your organization foster an innovation culture, build your capacity, and engage your collaborators. This may include: Coaching on building systems, teams, and capacity that foster innovation and transformation; Assisting with research requests; Coordinating learning opportunities; and, Making network connections in both local government and other organizational and community-building resources. Contact our Member Community Relations (all regions) firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.496.0944, Option 3.
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The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference will take place April 9 -12 in Reno, Nevada. Pre-Conference online registration is now closed. However, you may still purchase registrations on-site in Reno starting April 9 at 12:30 PM for the full conference, individual conference days, or for available tours/festivals. Please contact us with any questions! J. Robert Havlick and Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Awards >>> APPLY HERE Applications are due February 1 (end of day). An innovation is “the creative idea become realized” The J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government was conceptualized by The Innovation Groups’ (now the Alliance for Innovation) Board of Directors to honor Bob Havlick, founder of IG who retired in 2003. One local government, its internal champion(s), and the innovation were acknowledged with the J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government. In addition, one local government and its program, initiative, project, etc. received the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government. Muehlenbeck served as the City Manager of Plano, TX for over 20 years and was The Innovation Groups Board of Directors’ Chair for 10 years. Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation will also be awarded. Applications for the 2019 awards will be accepted later this year. Criteria for the Awards The submission should demonstrate one or more of the following: How it successfully addressed an important dilemma of public service delivery concerns. How it has had a positive impact and tremendous benefit to the community or jurisdiction. A quantum leap of creativity. The government’s commitment and support of bringing the innovation to life. Service delivery improvements and/or efficiencies. Organizational improvement because of the innovation. Tangible effectiveness and results. The Selection Process: Only Alliance for Innovation members are eligible to apply for an innovation award. Organizations are limited to two application submissions. The Award Selection Committee, made up of Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors, will review the applications and select the winners. The Notification Process: All award applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision via email by the end of March 2019. Those receiving awards will be announced and recognized throughout the 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference. The Muehlenbeck and Havlick Award winners will receive one free registration to the conference. The Application Process: APPLY HERE Applications for Innovation Awards are currently being accepted and are eligible for consideration as an award. Members can submit two Innovation Showcase applications and up to an additional two applications for consideration when the Innovation Award submission opens. Applictions are due February 1 (end of day). View Past Award Winners 2018 Award Winners
Sign Up New! Members-Only Virtual Learning Events All Access Pass Utilize the Alliance’s Learning Edge program and keep current with emerging local government innovations, showcase your innovative solutions, and connect with your peers at least twice a month as part of the Alliance for Innovation’s e-learning program. Membership Benefits As a benefit of membership with the Alliance for Innovation, members enjoy discounted pricing on all virtual learning events offered throughout the year. We want to make it easier for members to take advantage of our live virtual learning events. We are proud to offer a streamlined way to provide easy access to these organization-wide trainings at an even deeper discount and remove barriers that may have preventing you from taking advantage of this program. Organizations may purchase a package of unlimited virtual learning events (VLEs) for 12-months for only $750. This package will be an option included with membership renewal for easy purchasing. For members who are in the middle of a membership period, you can take advantage of this program by paying a prorated rate until your membership renewal is due. Organization-Wide Program This is a substantial value for organization-wide training for employees, not only at a deep discount from individual purchase, but also provides significantly broader access to all virtual learning event content to all employees in an organization (rather than individuals). How Do I Sign Up? Get your All Access Pass today by following these three easy steps: Contact us via email or at 888.496.0944, Option 1, to obtain information about the cost for your organization to get started. Enroll in program and communicate expanded access and opportunity to your organization – the Alliance can help you use existing communication tools to share the information with your employees! Check out the Alliance calendar and begin taking advantage of expanded learning opportunities. Sign Up for this All Access Pass Current Subscribers All Access Pass subscribers should use a special link on the event page to register for the events. */ Organization Term End City of Alexandria, MN January 2020 Asheville, NC October 2019 Athens-Clarke County Unified Gov't, GA September 2019 City of Austin, TX September 2019 Borough of State College, PA December 2019 City of Brisbane, CA October 2019 City of Clearwater, FL September 2019 Coconino County, AZ June 2019 City of Colorado Springs, CO April 2020 City of Columbia, SC June 2019 Dallas County, TX December 2019 City of Dublin, OH March 2019 City of Dubuque, IA June 2019 City of Ferndale, MI June 2019 City of Fort Lauderdale, FL July 2019 City of Glendale, AZ June 2019 City of Goodyear, AZ February 2020 Hennepin County, MN June 2019 City of Kerrville, TX May 2020 City of Las Vegas, NV July 2019 City of Lethbridge, AB December 2019 Town of Longboat Key, FL September 2019 City of Manassas, VA June 2019 City of Mesa, AZ June 2019 City of Mesquite, TX October 2019 City of Modesto, CA January 2020 Municipal Technical Advisory Service - University of Tennessee September 2019 City of Park City, UT July 2019 Powhatan County, VA August 2019 Town of Queen Creek, AZ July 2019 City of Raleigh, NC June 2019 City of Renton, WA August 2019 City of Rochester, NY December 2019 City of Rosemount, MN March 2019 City of Salinas, CA April 2020 San Mateo County, CA June 2019 City of Somerton, AZ June 2019 City of Tempe, AZ March 2019 City of Tyler, TX May 2020 City of Virginia Beach, VA March 2019 City of Westminster, CO January 2020 */