Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is established for those members of KACM who have developed new and innovative programs of services for their local citizens.

Award Recipients
YearNameLocal GovernmentReason for Award
2017Doug GerberTopekaCouncil Issue - Videos
2016Doug GerberTopekaTopeka Tweet A Long
2015Herb LlewellynCity of El Dorado
2014Kathy SextonCity of Derby4 1/2 Day Workweek
2013No Nominations
2012Herb LlewellynCity of El DoradoSpray park
2011Michael WilkesCity of OlatheUsing NIMS for Snow Removal
2010Quinn BennionCity of Prairie VillageSuperpass Pool Pass Program
2009Stewart FairburnCity of GardnerLeadership training and website
2008Steve HewittCity of GreensburgPost-tornado recovery
2007Mike ScanlonCity of MissionMission Possible Assistance Program
2006Allen GillCity of PittsburgN. Broadway Redevelopment Project
2003David WatkinsCity of LenexaPaperless packet project

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