Annual Innovation in Governance Awards

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through this annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative solutions and an opportunity to showcase innovations that solved problems or prevented them from arising.

2022 Awards

This year, the Innovation in Governance Awards Committee is looking for any new and distinctive approaches undertaken by Garden State municipalities during the timespan of 15 months, June 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. Any creative and original innovation will be considered for recognition.

This program was established to highlight exemplary local government activities that exhibit creative and practical approaches to local problems and concerns. Winning entries will be shared with municipal leaders at the 107th Annual League of Municipalities Conference Mayors’ Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Sheraton in Atlantic City, and in the January issue of the League’s magazine, New Jersey Municipalities

This year’s judges will be League Past Presidents Paul Matacera and Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu as well as Director of the Division of Local Government Services, Jacquelyn Suarez, and NJLM Executive Director Michael Cerra.

2022 Innovation In Governance Invitation Letter (PDF)

2022 Innovation In Governance Application Form (Word)