Announcing the 2019 Voice of the People Awards Winners and Finalists

-By Angelica Wedell-

National Research Center (NRC) / Polco and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) proudly announce the winners and finalists of the 2019 Voice of the People (VOP) Awards!

2019 Voice of the People Awards BadgeOnly top performing jurisdictions that best listen and act to benefit their communities receive these awards. The VOP Awards are based on responses from The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™), which features the largest public opinion benchmark database of its kind. Residents in winning communities reported the highest levels of satisfaction or improvement, compared with all other jurisdictions that participated in 2018.

New in 2019, communities that demonstrated the best use of Polco’s online civic engagement platform were also recognized.

“These local governments are truly doing great things for their communities. They are improving every-day life for their residents,” said Damema Mann, Director of National Engagement for NRC/Polco. 

The National Community Survey reports resident opinion and satisfaction with local government and services. Decision-makers then use results to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning. To date, the Voice of the People Awards are the only award given in local government based on community opinion. 

Resident perspectives determined nominees for the very best of Community Engagement, Safety, Mobility, Foundations of Livability, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment, Natural Environment, Built Environment and Economy. A panel of judges then named the ultimate winners and finalists for each award category.

“We are honored to recognize the award winners and finalists on a national stage,” said Nick Mastronardi, CEO of Polco/NRC. “These communities are setting the standard in using public input data to deliver quality of life improvements, as well as building trust between residents and their local governments.” 

Polco/NRC CEO Nick Mastronardi, Director of National Engagement Damema Mann, and ICMA CEO Marc Ott presented the 2019 Voice of the People Awards at the Annual ICMA Conference in Nashville, TN.

The 2019 Voice of the People Awards Winners and Finalists Map

 

Congratulations to the 2019 Voice of the People Awards Winners and Finalists!

 

Albert Lea MN VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Mobility
Albert Lea, MN: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Mobility

 

Avondale AZ VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness
Avondale, AZ: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness

 

Bar Harbor ME VOP Award Finalist for Online Community Engagement
Bar Harbor, ME: 2019 VOP Award Finalist for Online Community Engagement

 

Battle Creek MI VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Natural Environment
Battle Creek, MI: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Natural Environment

 

Bettendorf IA VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Mobility
Bettendorf, IA: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Mobility

 

Boulder CO VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Natural Environment
Boulder, CO: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Natural Environment

 

Clive IA VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Built Environment
Clive, IA: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Built Environment

 

Coronado CA VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Foundations
Coronado, CA: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Foundations

 

Decatur GA VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Community Engagement
Decatur, GA: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Community Engagement

 

Eagan MN VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Safety
Eagan, MN: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Safety

 

Estes Park CO VOP Award Finalist for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness
Estes, Park CO: 2019 VOP Award Finalist for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness

 

Lakeville MN VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Economy
Lakeville, MN: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Economy

 

Morristown TN VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Built Environment
Morristown, TN: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Built Environment

 

Oshkosh WI VOP Award Finalist for Excellence in Online Community Engagement
Oshkosh, WI: 2019 VOP Award Finalist for Excellence in Online Community Engagement

 

Port St Lucie FL VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Foundations
Port St. Lucie, FL: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Foundations

 

Richmond Heights MO VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Education and Enrichment
Richmond Heights, MO: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Education and Enrichment

 

Rochester MN VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Online Community Engagement
Rochester, MN: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Online Community Engagement

 

Scottsdale AZ VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Economy
Scottsdale, AZ: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Economy

 

Skokie IL VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Safety
Skokie, IL: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Safety

 

Vienna VA VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Recreation and Wellness and Excellence in Education and Enrichment
Vienna, VA: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Excellence in Recreation and Wellness, and Excellence in Education and Enrichment

 

Wichita KS VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Community Engagement
Wichita, KS: 2019 VOP Award Winner for Transformation in Community Engagement

 

2019 Voice of the People Awards at the ICMA Conference in Nashville

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