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As the leading platform provider for government, Accela is always looking for innovative approaches to improving access to information and to citizen engagement. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the 2015 Citizen Engagement Awards with the Governing Institute. We’ve collaborated to develop this program to recognize the agencies and champions creating more accessible, transparent and citizen-centric communities.

The awards program is open to any state and local government agency, with the following categories: City/County Government, State Government, and Leadership/Innovator. The Leadership/Innovator category is open to any elected official, government employee, civic organization or nonprofit agency supporting citizen engagement through innovative technology solutions.

Nominations are open now and will be accepted online through April 16th and the submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Project scope and implementation to engage citizens
  • Impact of citizen engagement efforts
  • Utilization of technology to achieve results
  • Creativity and initiative to make change
  • Demonstrated leadership to drive change


We will recognize the award winners at a formal ceremony at Accela Engage, our annual user conference, at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles held August 24-28, 2015.

Make sure to submit your nomination on behalf of the agency or individual creating innovative solutions for the people they serve. We are excited to recognize thought leaders in forward-thinking cities, counties and states whose innovations are transforming how citizens and agencies engage.  We can’t wait to see your submissions!


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