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File #: 19-1328    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Overview and Discussion of Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program
Attachments: 1. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS, AND MARKETING COMMITTEE
SUBJECT
Title
Overview and Discussion of Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

Report
BACKGROUND
Established in 1982 by the League of California Cities (League) Board of Directors, the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program was created in memory of the League's first woman elected president. The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program recognizes cities for their outstanding work and innovative solutions that improve the quality of life in local communities; implement efficiencies in service delivery and operations; and provide high quality services responsive to the local community.

The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence is given annually during the League Annual Conference in 12 award categories. The 12 award categories are outlined below.

1. CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration Award
The CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration award category celebrates innovative but replicable examples of collaboration among counties, cities, schools and/or special districts in service to children and families

2. Community Services and Economic Development
The Community Services and Economic Development award category honors innovative programs that enhance the community through programs involving libraries, schools, and recreations to advance the economic vitality of the community, as well as provides services to the young, elderly, disabled, marginalized and newly immigrated.

3. Economic Development through the Arts
The Economic Development through the Arts award category recognizes programs established through a collaborative partnership and by adopting city policies or ordinances that integrate the arts and culture into their General Plans, specific plans, or other city council adopted policies.

4. Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement
The Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement award category recognizes cities for the promotion o...

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