68,000 votes, 2,100 comments, 400 selfies…..And the winner is….
City of Peoria, Illinois (59% of the total vote)
The Leslie Knope Trophy is headed to Peoria. Congrats to Stacy Peterson and her team of staff, elected officials and volunteers. What an effort!
Hats off to Sophie Banner and the City of Vancouver, Washington for their effort, a text book example of how local government can be fun and engage the community.
In an upcoming episode of GovLove, ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt debriefs the competition with Stacy and Sophie.
ELGL Photo Album – Facebook
City of Peoria, IL Photo Album – Facebook and Twitter
City of Vancouver Photo Album – Facebook, Google Photos, Twitter
Peoria Journal Star: City Hall put its best face forward in competition
Peoria Journal Star: Peoria beats out hundreds of competitors for title of ‘Best City Hall’
The Columbian: Vancouver places second in city hall beauty contest
Peoria Public Radio: ‘Selfie’ Takers Swarm Outside City Hall, as Competition Comes to a Close
KATU News: Vancouver handles city hall contest loss with grace
Oregon Public Broadcasting: Vancouver Vying For Top City Hall Title
KGW News: Mayor Leavitt campaigns for Vancouver
The Columbian: City aims for the ‘Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy’
CI Proud: Finals: Peoria City Hall faces off against Vancouver, Washington
Peoria Public Radio: Peoria Leads Opponent in ‘Best City Hall’ Finals Matchup
Post-Crescent: Little Chute falls to Vancouver in semifinals
WWCT: PEORIA’S BEAUTIFUL & HISTORIC CITY HALL IS IN THE FINALS!
Central Illinois Proud: Peoria City Hall in National Championship
NBC 25: Peoria City Hall makes final two
1470 WMBD: Peoria City Hall Finalist In Competition
Peoria Journal Star: Peoria City Hall reaches contest finals
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