Each year, the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) network celebrates the best places in local government. Affectionately known as the #ELGLKnope, this recognition program is designed to showcase and celebrate the places that local government maintains and manages. In prior years, we’ve honored city halls, parks, libraries, and water facilities.
In 2022, we’re celebrating the best historic and cultural sites managed or supported by local government. We know that local governments are on the front lines of finding ways to honor history while also reflecting the reality of that history. This is an opportunity to promote community pride, educate about a historic site/place, and honor the work that has been done (and will be done) to tell our community stories.
Nominations are accepted in January and February, with a bracket-style voting program beginning in March. Voting in March is an excellent way to engage your community to celebrate local government! Nominations due by February 25, 2022.