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State and local agencies elevating communities to be honored at Accela’s 2019 Trendsetter Awards in Denver

Accela is recognizing  innovative  government agencies and leaders harnessing new technologies, automation methods, digital strategies and modern processes to elevate their communities…and we’d love your nominations!

If you know of an agency or individual who has leveraged Accela technology to reach new heights, we invite you to submit your nomination. This year’s Trendsetter Award winners will be announced during our Gala Awards dinner on October 8th at Accelarate 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

One winner will be selected from each of the following categories:

Agency Award Categories: 

Government Elevated Recognizing a government agency who is elevating their community, people and services to new heights by raising the bar in how they do business to become more connected, efficient and responsive for the citizens they serve.


Ultimate Citizen Experience Recognizing an agency that has radically improved the design and delivery of government services to become more responsive to its citizens by creating a consumer-like, citizen-friendly, online experience to process requests, protect residents, identify problems and resolve issues rapidly.

Emerging Regulation Recognizing an agency that adapts and embraces the challenges of new and emerging regulation, while promoting innovation within its community.

Digital Service Transformation Recognizing an agency that has revolutionized complex processes through automation within a digital environment to improve efficiencies and allow for a proactive approach in the way it serves its citizens.

Next Gen Economic Development Recognizing a high performing agency that has modernized processes and implemented efficiencies to foster the economic development within its community.

Government in the Cloud Recognizing an agency that has transformed from on-premises to SaaS to better serve its citizens through the cloud by delivering resources and services easier and at an accelerated rate.

Individual Award Categories:

Civic Hero: Building Communities Recognizing a government professional who has effectively leveraged Accela’s Building, Planning and/or Service Request Management solutions to grow their communities by implementing an innovative solution to drive efficiency and reduce turnaround times for reviewing, processing and approving citizen requests.

Civic Hero: Growing Businesses Recognizing a government professional who has effectively leveraged Accela’s Business Licensing, Occupational Licensing, Alcoholic Beverage Control and/or Cannabis Regulation solution to help businesses maneuver the complexities of becoming and staying compliant quickly and efficiently.

Civic Hero: Protecting Citizens Recognizing a government professional who has effectively leveraged Accela’s Public Safety and/or Environmental Health solution to protect the public health and safety of citizens, while creating a high-demand place to live and do business.

To start the nomination process, click the button below. Be sure to submit your nominations no later than September 5th to be in the running! Winners will receive a free pass to Accelarate 2020!

Also, be sure to check out the 2018 Trendsetter Award winners.

*Note: Nominees do not need to be present at Accelarate to win an award. 

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