LocalSmart Awards


Nominations are closed for the 2021 LocalSmart Awards!

Back for its third year, the LocalSmart Awards program honors the visionaries who transform local government to make a difference in citizens' lives. These awards celebrate the achievements of those who work to make a lasting impact in the government IT community.


GoldenGov: City Executive of the Year

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

GoldenGov: County Executive of the Year

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

Local IT Leader of the Year

The county or city leader (managerial or director level) leading the charge to transform their communities with technology.

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

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

Local IT Innovation of the Year

The innovative technology-focused project that is improving lives and changing the way citizens receive services.


Individuals: Each nominee must be a current city, county or municipal government official whose innovative championing of technology has directly transformed operations and bolstered agencies' efficiency and effectiveness in serving citizens.

Projects: Each nominee must be a current technology-based project or program that is changing the way citizens receive services or how local government operates.

Nominations Open: Monday, July 26, 2021
Nominations Close: Friday, August 27, 2021
Voting Opens: Monday, September 6, 2021
Voting Closes: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Winners Announced: Wednesday, November 3, 2021