Friday, September 13, 2013

You're Invited: Innovate Local

The 2013 Local Government Innovation Awards open next Tuesday, seeking submissions of the best examples of schools, cities, and counties innovating to reduce costs and improve services. Submit nominations for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card, and save the date for the upcoming Innovate Local event hosted by the Center for Integrative Leadership. Details to register below!

Innovate Local
with Special Guest Commissioner Spencer Cronk,
Minnesota Department of Administration
September 25, 2013, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Join educators, city and county professionals, and engaged citizens to explore the landscape of cross-sector and cross-community innovation in Minnesota's delivery of public services.
This event will feature: 
Commissioner Spencer Cronk
Spencer Cronk, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration
Commissioner Cronk will share his previous experience working in Mayor Bloomberg's Administration in New York City and his current statewide perspective related to inter-agency and cross-sector collaboration creating a leaner, more cost-effective government that delivers high quality, professional services to citizens. 
Through this event you will:
  • Meet others innovating across counties, cities and schools
  • Learn about examples of local innovation in the delivery of public services
  • Hopefully be inspired to nominate or submit an innovation to this year’s Local Government Innovation Awards! 
This event is being held as part of this year’s Local Government Innovation Awards program – an annual program to recognize the creative ways counties, cities, and schools are making Minnesota better and doing things differently. 
To learn more about the entire timeline for this year’s Awards program, visit

Please join us! Program will include beverages and light appetizers.
Parking may be available in the University's 19th Avenue Ramp, directly across 19th Ave from the Carlson and Humphrey Schools. 
Space is limited so register early.

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