City workers can win cash awards for innovative ideas | Business
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Nine city workers who come up with new ideas are in line for prizes supported by a grant from a local foundation and judged by local business leaders.
Monday the City of Cincinnati, with grant support from the Seasongood Good Government Foundation, launched the 2012 City of Cincinnati Innovation Awards program. The City and Seasongood wish to recognize and encourage City employees whose creativity and tenacity positively impact the Cincinnati community. “The Seasongood Foundation is pleased that this award-winning program is being restarted in a new format,” said David Altman, Executive Secretary of the Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation. “The project will offer another incentive for public employees to innovate and enhance services for our citizens. This effort is at the very heart of the “good government” that the Foundation seeks to stimulate.”
City employees will compete to have their successful projects recognized as the most impactful for the community and effective government administration. The three categories for this year’s competition are Community Connections, Eco-Friendly Environment, and Tomorrow’s Technology Today.
“Through the continued support of the Seasongood Foundation, we are able to showcase and encourage the innovative work by City employees that benefit Cincinnati’s citizens and our organization,” said Georgetta Kelly, City of Cincinnati’s Human Services Director.
Entries will be evaluated by Cincinnati area business leaders who also exhibit a passion for positive change in our community. Prizes in each of the three categories will be awarded as follows: $1,000 for First Place, $600 for Second Place, and $400 for Third Place. The finalists will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony in late October where their projects will be highlighted and the competition winners will be announced by the City Manager, Milton Dohoney, Jr.
More details of the winning projects will be publicized late October.
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