Category: Awards

#ELGLKnope: Week Two Nominee Map

Is your favorite park or open space listed in the nominations (as of February 17, 2019)? Check out the map below and make your nomination today!

#ELGLKnope: Week Two Nominations

The number of nominations doubled in week two of #ELGLKnope nominations! Here are the Week 2 nominees for your review – do you see your favorite park on this list? Take a minute and submit your nomination today to ensure that your favorite park or open space makes the Round of 32 for the 2019 … Continued

#ELGLKnope: Week One Nominee Map

Is your favorite park or open space listed in the nominations (as of February 11, 2019)? Check out the map below and make your nomination today!

#ELGLKnope: Week One Nominations

It was an eventful first week of #ELGLKnope nominations! Here are the Week 1 nominees for your review – do you see your favorite park on this list (shown in no particular order)? Take a minute and submit your nomination today to ensure that your favorite park or open space makes the Round of 32 … Continued

UNC MPA Research Team: Parks & Recreation

Each spring, ELGL submits project ideas to the first-year students in Leisha Dehart-Davis’ class in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s MPA Program, and we wait with our fingers crossed to see if the students will select our program ideas and join the ranks of prior year project teams that studied HR trends, … Continued

#ELGLKnope Guest Bloggers Needed

The 2019 #ELGLKnope award will recognize the best local parks and open spaces. To celebrate and amplify the work of local government parks employees, we’re running a blog series to showcase the topics, trends, and ideas in parks management, maintenance, programming, and planning. Sign up for a date to guest blog for ELGL on the … Continued

2019 #ELGLKnope Award Nominations

It’s time…. the 2019 #ELGLKnope award is now accepting nominations! Nominate your favorite park or open space today. The Knope Award honors the top local government places. The #ELGLKnope award recognizes the best places in local government. In 2017, we honored the best city hall buildings. In 2018, we honored the best libraries. In 2019, we’ll honor … Continued

2018 Chris Traeger Award – #1 to #10

The Chris Traeger List recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government. Chris Traeger was the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show Park and Recreation. He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government. The Traeger List is not based on title or longevity. It’s based on an … Continued

2018 Chris Traeger Award – #11 to #20

The Chris Traeger List recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government. Chris Traeger was the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show Park and Recreation. He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government. The Traeger List is not based on title or longevity. It’s based on an … Continued

2018 Chris Traeger Award – #21 to #30

The Chris Traeger List recognizes the top 100 influencers in local government. Chris Traeger was the city manager for the fictional City of Pawnee, Indiana on the show Park and Recreation. He was known for extreme energy and commitment to improving local government. The Traeger List is not based on title or longevity. It’s based on an … Continued

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