Last year, Government Executive’s sister publication Route Fifty, which focuses on state and local government, debuted the Navigator Awards to identify and highlight ideas and innovations that are being put into practice across the country.
Route Fifty is bringing the Navigator Awards program back in 2017 and is actively seeking a new crop of great individuals and teams to honor in the following categories:
- State and Local Executive Leadership
- IT and Data Innovators
- Agency and Department Leadership
- The Next Generation
- Government Allies and Cross-Sector Partners
Winners will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated ability to turn a great idea for improving public sector services at the state, county or municipal level into reality.
As Route Fifty Executive Editor Michael Grass notes, the program focuses “not just on good ideas in state and local governments, but how those ideas have been implemented and the impacts they’ve had.”
After finalists are identified, 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the National League of Cities’ annual City Summit.
Update 6/14/17 11:31 a.m.: The nomination period has been extended to June 20.