Nominations for the 2017 ELGL Haverford Award

Posted on August 1, 2018

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Update! Award winners will be announced at #ELGL17 on May 12 in Detroit.

The impact of the 2016 ELGL Choice Award remains — ELGL members are making more informed decisions in selecting vendors and Choice Award winners are gaining new clients.

For 2017, you’ll notice a major change to the award. Due to his unmatched entrepreneurial skills (Entertainment 720, Rent-A-Swag, and Tom’s Bistro), which are shared by many Choice Award winners, we honor Tom Haverford by renaming the Choice Award to recognize his contributes to local government.


  • Vendors receiving multiple nominations will receive extra consideration from the ELGL Evaluation Team.
  • Leaving a comment, along with the nomination, is helpful in the selection process. Be specific as possible.
  • The ELGL Evaluation Team will use three criteria in selecting and ranking the top 50 companies: number of nominations received by each company (50%), comments submitted on each company (25%), and input from ELGL Evaluation Team (25%).
  • At #ELGL17, the ELGL Evaluation Team will announce the ranking.
  • All nominees were invited to fill out a profile about their services.
  • These profiles are available online to inform ELGL members about their companies.

List of Nominees

Accela designs and delivers productivity and engagement software to help government agencies be their best.

Affion Public is a a strategic consulting and advisory services firm focused on providing technology and executive search services for state and local government, education and non-profit organizations.

AppCityLife is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that empowers cities to rapidly deploy affordable mobile apps.

Bang the Table are community engagement specialists that offer two digital citizen engagement software solutions to government, public sector and private enterprise clients.

BoardDocs allows organizations to significantly improve the way they create and manage board packets, access information and conduct meetings.

BoardSync specializes in automated agenda management, meeting minutes management, and the sharing of meeting content with board members, staff, and the public.

Bob Murray & Associates brings a personal approach to providing quality executive recruitment services.

buildingeye makes building and planning information easier to find and understand by mapping what’s happening in your city.

Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) offers its technical and advisory services to help any local government organization address its fiscal realities both in the short term (Fiscal Health) and long term (Fiscal Wellness) through a new, innovative and creative leading practice.

CGI Communications, Inc. partners with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, and small businesses all across North America to provide digital and mobile marketing solutions.

Citizinvestor is a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for government projects that is completely free for government to use.

CityBase makes it easy for people to see and manage all of their local or state business in one place — online, on the phone or in person at a payment center.

CityGrows manage permitting, licensing, surveying, open data, and almost anything else you can think of, online, for free.

CivicPlus offers government website design and development services for cities, townships, and counties of any size with 24-hour customer support.

ClearGov helps local government reduce operational inefficiencies, make informed budgetary decisions, and improve communication with citizens.

Colin Baenziger & Associates conducts executive recruitment searches.

Department of Better Technology makes great software that helps governments and non-profits better serve their communities.

DHM Research provides consultation for private, public, and non-profit clients with planning and decision-making through telephone and online surveys, focus groups, large group studies, one-on-one interviews, public outreach, and the development and utilization of online panels.

Esri is an international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.

Everbridge was founded with a vision of helping facilitate this approach and improving the way that people communicate and locate their people in critical situations.

EvoGov, Inc. is a technology firm based in Denver, Colorado that specializes in creating websites and online applications for local government agencies, member associations, utility companies, and non-profits.

FCS Group provides utility finance, management consulting and economic and cost recovery services to public sector clients inclusive of city and county governments, municipal corporations and ports, special purpose districts, and state agencies.

FiscalNote uses artificial intelligence and big data to deliver predictive analytics of governmental action to determine its impact.

GovSense empowers jurisdictions with flexible, easy-to-use solutions that meet their needs in financials, budgeting, economic development, land use planning, project review, regulatory management, permitting & inspections, code enforcement, CRM & citizen requests, asset & work order management and more.

Granicus helps users leveraging technology to run their daily government information tasks including webcasting public meetings, managing and delivering legislative information, collaborating with citizens, and more.

iDashboards provides software to easily transform data into interactive dashboards with intuitive charts and rich animation.

Jensen Strategies assists organizations throughout the Northwest in making informed and inclusive decisions that achieve lasting results.

KnowledgeOwl is an online knowledge base software to share information with customers and employees.

LiveStories teaches best practices on data storytelling, collaboration, and communication.

MetroQuest is a provider of digital engagement software, enabling the broadest, most meaningful public involvement and improving decision-making one plan at a time.

Municibid is a convenient and easy-to-use online auction website for government agencies, schools, authorities and utilities to sell their surplus and forfeitures directly to the public.

Municode works with our 4,100 municipal clients across the country to create products and solutions that promote transparency and efficiency.

mySidewalk empowers organizations to make better decisions using simple data analysis tools.

National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has worked with hundreds of local governments to provide them with full-service survey research and evaluation needed to move their communities forward.

Neighborland empowers civic leaders to collaborate with residents in an accessible, participatory, and enjoyable way.

NEOGOV is the market and technology leader in on-demand workforce management for the public sector.

NextRequest provides modern, robust, and user friendly FOIA and public records processing software used by governments.

Novak Consulting Group provides innovative thinking that strengthens organizations by bringing solutions into focus.

Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress.

PageFreezer provides websites, blog & social media archiving to meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities.

PayIt simplifies citizen-government transactions with zero footprint, providing a modern user experience through both mobile and web applications.

PlaceSpeak is a location-based community consultation platform.

POLCO is a collection of products and services designed to increase civic engagement, improve government transparency, and inform municipal governments of constituents’ input which, in turn, will help better guide public policy.

Prichard Communication uses communications superpowers to make the world a better place.

ProudCity manage your city website and online government services all in one place.

Qscend Technologies is a Web-based software solutions and services for municipalities, including website content management and CRM (311) capabilities.

Ralph Anderson & Associates is a provider of consulting and executive search services.

Remix is a planning platform for public transit.

ResourceX provides advanced technology accelerating data application for resource allocation solutions.

Romulus CRM powers communication, accountability, and better service for local governments.

SAFEBuilt offers customized full-service building department programs & supplemental services in short- and long-term engagements to public agencies.

Seamless Docs works with governments to understand their form processes and help them digitize and automate their operations.

SeeClickFix assist users in communicating with local governments about non-emergency issues.

Smarsh simplifies records requests by enabling you to retain and produce all of your digital communications content – email, social media, mobile, websites, instant messaging and more – in one comprehensive archive.

SocialSafe is a social media backup tool that allows users to download their content from a variety of social networks, to their own personal data store.

Soofa is a solar-powered seat with the capability to charge two smart phones and collect air quality or other environmental data.

State of Place is an urban data analytics platform that helps placemakers identify and economically justify optimal development projects and investments

Strategic Government Resources (SGR) partners with local governments to recruit, assess, and develop innovative, collaborative, authentic leaders.

Tripepi, Smith & Associates, Inc. provides skills in marketing, technology and public affairs,

Tumml empowers entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. A nonprofit, Tumml’s goal is to support the next generation of Zipcars and Revolution Foods.

Urban Us invests in startups that make cities better.

Vendor Registry streamlines purchasing for cities, counties, school boards, utilities and suppliers to save time, build businesses and conserve taxpayer dollars.

Viewpoint Cloud provided the most advanced permitting technologies to city and state agencies across the country.

Vision Internet specializes in website development with government, non-profit and education clients in U.S. and Canada.

Volcker Alliance addresses specific challenges of effective execution of public policies that arise in state and local governments.

Waters & Company is a national leader in public sector executive recruitment and web-based human resource.

What Works Cities is leading cities across America are using data and evidence to improve results for their residents.

ZoomGrants is an online application management system that streamlines and simplifies the entire application process for grantmakers, scholarship providers, and many others.

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