StateScoop on Wednesday announced the winners of the third annual LocalSmart Awards, a program that highlights the inspirational people and projects making city, county and municipal governments better.
Nominations for the 2021 LocalSmart Awards were submitted by StateScoop readers, who made more than 250 nominations across the five categories. Nominees were required to be current employees and recent projects in city, county or other municipal governments.
The StateScoop team then culled the nominations to 100 people and projects across the community. Readers cast more than 1 million votes between Sept. 6 and Oct. 14, nearly triple the 2020 total. The 40 winners, highlighted below, received the most community votes in their categories.
The awards, launched in 2019, have recognized more than 100 people and projects since their inception.
The 2021 winners will be highlighted in a series of interviews in the coming weeks.
The winners are: