GO-Biz Applauds the Association of California Cities - Orange County for recognizing local government innovators.
Recognizing those who recognize others – a perfect reason to celebrate the first Streamlining Superstar of 2014. The Association of California Cities - Orange County (ACC-OC) has been recognizing local government innovators since its launch in 2011. This recognition is now celebrated through their Golden Hub of Innovation Awards Program. ACC-OC leaders understand the value of sharing the story of innovation that takes place daily at the local government level. Awards highlight innovators in 6 categories: Technology & E-Government, Budgeting & Finance, Public Safety, Planning & Development, Staffing/Service Delivery Options, and Other Innovative & Cost Savings Programs.
“Cities are hubs of innovation,” said Lacy Kelly, CEO of ACC-OC, “Every day, they are implementing policies and procedures that measurably improve the lives of residents. We look at these awards as a method to broadcast these innovations across California for the benefit of all local governments and their citizens.”
After receiving over 50 nominations their first year, ACCOC recognized that their award program could also serve as a platform for sharing good ideas. As a result they’ve began publishing a Compendium of Ideas that highlights award winners and shared the story of every nominee. The 2012 Compendium is full of great innovations – many of which we’ll be highlighting through future stories. In mid-2013 ACCOC celebrated their second Golden Hub of Innovation Awards, and they’ll be coming out with their 2014 Compendium soon.
“We applaud ACC-OC for recognizing and sharing local government innovation,” said Paul Martin, Deputy Director for Permit Assistance at GO-Biz. “Celebrating and learning from the success of others promotes continuous process improvement.”
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