LocalSmart Awards
LocalSmart Awards


The LocalSmart Awards honor the visionaries who transform local government to make a difference in residents’ lives. These awards celebrate the achievements of our peers and acknowledge their efforts to make a lasting impact in the government IT community and in public service. Nominees will be sourced from community submissions, and the winners will be decided through open voting.

Nominations Open: Monday, June 17, 2019
Nominations Close: Friday, July 19, 2019
Voting Opens: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Voting Closes: Friday, August 23, 2019
Winners Announced: September


GoldenGov: City Executive of the Year

The visionary city government executive (mayoral or c-level) leading and transforming how cities navigate a new technology landscape with innovative ideas and inspiration.

GoldenGov: County Executive of the Year

The executive-level leader (executive or c-level) serving county governments in a dynamic, engaging and transformational way through the implementation of technology.

Local IT Leader of the Year

The county or city leader at the managerial or director level who is leading the charge to transform their communities with technology.

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

The county or city leader whose focus and effort to improve information security is protecting systems and resident information.

Local IT Innovation of the Year

The innovative technology-focused or tech-based project that is improving lives and changing the way residents receive services at the local level.


Individuals: Individual nominees must be currently employed by the city, county or municipal government where their leadership of technology projects has transformed operations and how services are delivered to residents.

Projects: Project nominees must be recent IT projects developed by government or in partnership with government that are changing the way residents receive services at the local level.