Award-Winning Cities Recognized

October 23, 2020 by Meredith Trimble

Award-Winning Cities Recognized

Tyler clients across the country are known public sector pioneers. These leaders in innovation and data-driven governance are creating critical connections between government and those they serve while improving operations, enhancing community engagement, and providing better service.

Recently, a number of Tyler clients were recognized for their creative solutions, in particular, the Route Fifty Navigator Awards and the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certifications.

Route Fifty Navigator Awards

The Route Fifty Navigator Awards honor excellence in state and local government. The awards celebrate teams or individuals who have demonstrated an ability to implement a creative solution to improve public sector services and communities. Award categories are: The Electeds, The Leaders, The Allies, The Tech Innovators, and The Next Generation.

This year, three of the five winners are Tyler clients. We are thrilled to celebrate with these innovative government leaders:

  • City of Evanston, Illinois, The Electeds, Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, Black Community Representation
    This initiative provides reparations for the Black community, which will be funded from taxes on recreational marijuana sales.
  • City of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Leaders, Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Growing Better Places Board Game
    The board game engages residents in planning the city’s future and is part of a vision strategy for 2040.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, The Tech Innovators, Carlos Rivero, Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation
    Virginia's Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation is a secure data-sharing platform that helps Virginia’s communities combat the opioid crisis.

Nominations by Route Fifty readers are considered by the Route Fifty editorial staff and are rated on the measurements of innovation, implementation, and outcomes. Congratulations again to these winners from Tyler clients who are making a meaningful difference in their communities and are paving the way for similar projects in other jurisdictions.

What Works Cities Certification

The What Works Cities Certification by Bloomberg Philanthropies recognizes local governments with populations of 30,000 or more that excel in using data and evidence to deliver results for residents. In 2020, Tyler clients rose to the top, receiving 19 out of 28 certifications. Congratulations to the following exemplar cities.

  • Platinum Certified; One out of two Platinum certified cities are Tyler clients:
    • City of Los Angeles, CA
  • Gold Certified; Five out of six Gold certified cities are Tyler clients:
    • City of Arlington, TX
    • City of Kansas City, MO
    • City of San Francisco, CA
    • City of Seattle, WA
    • Washington, DC
  • Silver Certified; 11 out of 16 Silver certified cities are Tyler clients:
    • City of Boston, MA
    • City of Boulder, CO
    • City of Cambridge, MA
    • City of Charlotte, NC
    • City of Cincinnati, OH
    • City of Memphis, TN
    • City of Mesa, AZ
    • City of New Orleans, LA
    • City of Philadelphia, PA
    • City of Scottsdale, AZ
    • City of Tulsa, OK
  • Honor Roll; Two out of four Honor Roll cities are Tyler clients:
    • City of Austin, TX
    • City of Baltimore, MD

These pioneering cities help others benchmark their progress and develop roadmaps for similar success.

Congratulations again to all of these Tyler clients on their remarkable achievements!

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