A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a
higher education initiative for workforce development help foster
The city worked with its major employers, the local transit
agency and Reedley College to address a shortage of workers with
The city revitalized a historic neighborhood using public
infrastructure improvements, economic development and the arts to
attract new visitors, shoppers and businesses.
The program offers an enjoyable way for children and adults to
learn organic gardening, be physically active, make smart food
choices and work together.
A web-based volunteer recruitment tool meets the needs of the
city’s residents and its community partners.
The City of Clovis transformed a three-acre unimproved lot into
an educational community recreation area that protects natural
resources and promotes healthy living.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
Technology will soon be radically transforming agriculture and
the Salinas Valley, home to an agricultural industry that
generates over $8 billion annually.
The consolidation occurred without layoffs, demotions or loss of
pay to the affected employees and provided immediate financial
relief for both cities.
The city is the first in the nation to have a full-time police
officer position funded by a private company.
Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve
conflict and make amends.
Young people help inform and shape policies that improve healthy
eating and active living.
Sponsored by the League Partners, the Helen Putnam Award for
Excellence recognizes cities’ efforts to creatively address local
Plastic bag litter and increasingly stringent regulations
signaled it was time to act.
The Business Resource Incentive Program combines economic
development and environmental sustainability.
The city developed a proactive model and software to streamline
A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life
and the local economy.
Team Chico is a public-private partnership that helps businesses
identify and explore opportunities for growth and expansion.
The City of Perris won the Award for Excellence in the Health and
Wellness Programs category of the 2014 Helen Putnam Award for
Excellence program. To learn more about the award program,
The city converted public housing to privately owned affordable housing and created a new neighborhood. The five-year planning process involved all key stakeholders, including existing residents,…