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Posted on: July 28, 2022

ICMA honors Storm Lake with Community Inclusion and Equity award

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The award recognize community organizational achievements building or celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. The program may be nominated for either work done within the local government organization or the community at-large. This award came to fruition following a recommendation from ICMA's Task Force on Inclusiveness.

  As the recipient of ICMA’s Community Inclusion and Equity, Storm Lake City will be honored during ICMA’s Annual Conference, September 17-21, 2022 and highlighted in the October 2022 issue of PM magazine.

  Storm Lake was cited for the outreach efforts of the Storm Lake Police Department.  

   In a region where rural population is generally shrinking, “immigrant growth makes Storm Lake an anomaly with a vibrant economy, inclusiveness and a vast colorful, cultural diversity,” the City’s award nomination reads. “The community seized the opportunity to excel and responded positively with creative thinking to transform local government practices to ensure the significance of equity and inclusion as a key to the future.”  In a region where rural population is generally shrinking, “immigrant growth makes Storm Lake an anomaly with a vibrant economy, inclusiveness and a vast colorful, cultural diversity,” the City’s award nomination reads. “The community seized the opportunity to excel and responded positively with creative thinking to transform local government practices to ensure the significance of equity and inclusion as a key to the future.”

  In a region where rural population is generally shrinking, “immigrant growth makes Storm Lake an anomaly with a vibrant economy, inclusiveness and a vast colorful, cultural diversity,” the City’s award nomination reads. “The community seized the opportunity to excel and responded positively with creative thinking to transform local government practices to ensure the significance of equity and inclusion as a key to the future.”

  The ICMA Local Government Excellence Awards Program highlights creative contributions to professional local government management while demonstrating the difference that effective and committed management makes to the quality of life in our communities. ICMA’s program awards are presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their innovative and successful programs. Program Excellence Awards can have multiple recipients. 

  Awards are presented to local governments for each of three population ranges: less than 10,000, 10,000 to 49,999, and 50,000 and greater. Nominations are evaluated by an independent, 13-person panel of ICMA members.

  Award recipients set the standard for innovation, effectiveness, and creativity in the cities, towns, counties, and academic institutions they lead. 

   In addition to in-person and virtual conference recognition, the 2022 ICMA award recipients will be highlighted in the October 2022 issue of PM magazine.

 

 About ICMA

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build livable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 12,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.  The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas. Learn more at icma.com.

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