Scoop News Group is thrilled to announce the winners of the fifth annual LocalSmart Awards.
The LocalSmart Awards highlight the people and projects making city, county and municipal government better. Starting in September, members of the state and local government technology community nominated more than 200 leaders and projects for this year’s awards. Then the StateScoop team narrowed the list to fewer than 100 finalists. Readers cast more than 815,000 votes between Nov. 6 and Dec. 1 to decide this year’s winners.
“Local government is playing an increasingly large role in the day-to-day lives of residents as more services continue to shift online,” said Jake Williams, the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. “The winners of this year’s LocalSmart Awards are the ones working to make that experience a good one for residents, and at the forefront of a changing government landscape.”
Since StateScoop launched the LocalSmart Awards in 2019, the program has recognized more than 200 people and projects. This year’s awards recognize leaders in cities and counties from 16 states, ranging from governments in communities with fewer than 30,000 residents to more than 3.5 million residents.