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Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award


Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award will elevate city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems.

Cities of Service knows that many cities around the world are involving citizens in creative and effective ways, including civic tech, data analysis, impact volunteering, and more. These cities are combining the reach of City Hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to solve public problems.

Are you one of these cities? We want to hear from you! The application process is easy. Just answer five short questions and submit your application by January 5, 2018. We will then review all applications and select 10 finalists, who will have the chance to compete for the winning prize!

A panel of experts will help us review the finalist applications, and we will visit some finalists, too. In May, the 10 finalists will be invited to New York City where we will celebrate their work and announce the three winners. The grand prize winner will be awarded $100,000 and two additional cities will each receive $50,000.

So tell us what you’ve done. Let us know how you did it and how it has made your city better. The award launches on November 7, 2017, and applications must be submitted by Friday, January 5, 2018.

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Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

Shine a light on the best strategy to engage citizens in your city.