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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.


State and Local Policy Program

 

Local Government Innovation

Minnesota faces the reality of an aging population, rising health care costs, and an increasing demand for government services with reduced revenue.  Yet many counties, cities, and schools have refused to let the traditional approaches of either increasing taxes or cutting spending exclusively dictate their responses to these challenges. Instead, they are pursuing a third way--innovation and service redesign.

To support local government redesign efforts and recognize the innovative work already underway, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center has established the following program and resources:

Local Government Innovation Awards

Currently in its seventh year, the Local Government Innovation Awards (LGIA) program recognizes outstanding cities, counties, and schools in Minnesota that demonstrate results in improving local services. LGIA is led by Humphrey School of Public Affairs in partnership with the Association of MN Counties (AMC), the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), and the MN School Boards Association (MSBA), Each year, up to 18 local government entities are recognized for their innovative work. To learn more and view previous winners, visit http://lgia.umn.edu.

Learn More: Local Government Innovation & Redesign Guide (updated January 2014)

This comprehensive guide provides an introduction to local government innovation for managers and elected officials in city government. It also serves as a logical framework for innovation and redesign efforts and details real-life examples from cities across the state of Minnesota.

Download the Complete Guide (Updated Jan. 2014)

Contact Public + Nonprofit Leadership Center

Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-5093
pnlc@umn.edu

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