2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award winner

The FitPHX healthy community initiative has forged innovative collaborations between government, the private sector, nonprofits and universities – all aimed at boosting community health. The city supports one position dedicated to FitPHX. Grants, marketing partnerships, operating partnerships and expertise from other City of Phoenix departments have catalyzed the creation of multiple impactful programs and events in the last 2-1/2 years. FitPHX initiatives serve residents/participants of all ages and backgrounds, stressing social equity by placing the majority of new services in neighborhoods in need. Thousands of people are benefiting, while enjoying the experience.  

2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award winner

The City of Montgomery and Sycamore Community Schools have a long-standing professional working relationship and meet regularly to discuss local and regional issues that affect both organizations.  Late in 2012, the technology directors from both organizations met to discuss the challenges they faced and potential opportunities for cost savings and service enhancements. It was during this initial meeting that the seeds were sown for a much larger vision of service collaboration for information technology services.

2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award winner

In 2015, the City of Carlsbad, in partnership with MiraCosta Community College opened the city’s first Technology Career Institute (TCI) in an under-utilized, vacant city-owned building in the heart of the research business park. TCI is an extensive training facility for advanced manufacturing programs that provides skilled, certified workers in electromechanical engineering, robotics/automation and fluid power. The partnership achieves industry recognized, certificate programs to manufacturing businesses in Carlsbad and adds to the supply of skilled workforce in the region. In its first six months since opening in April 2015, TCI has awarded 389 certificates serving 204 individuals in 12 courses.

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