Are you ready to learn more about the 2021 Golden GOVIT award finalists & winners? Check out their profiles below! 


Congratulations to our 2021 Collaboration award winner: SNAP Outreach Campaign! This project was completed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services & General Mills.

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Award Description: A joint effort between two or more government bodies, two or more departments within a single body, or between government bodies and private firms/non-profit organizations that use shared resources to create a new product or program; which resulted in cost-savings, efficiency and an effective response to an identified need.


Congratulations to our 2021 Innovation award winner: Promoting Safe Working Environments by Tracking Vaccination Status! This project was completed by Hennepin County.

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Award Description: A product or program that disrupts the current status quo and meets these three criteria: Novelty: the degree of newness and uniqueness; Impact: the magnitude and scope of improvement to government efficiency and effectiveness; Replicability: the potential for replication in other government bodies or sectors.


Congratulations to our 2021 Service award winner: Workforce One (WF1) Connect Mobile App! This project was completed by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

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Award Description: The delivery of digital information and/or transactional services that make a difference in the lives of citizens. Nominations should meet these criteria: a strong focus on the end-user’s accessibility and experience, a high level of citizen engagement and satisfaction, incorporation of the technologies used by today’s citizens, and timely, informative content!


Congratulations to our 2021 Individual Leader award winner: Mary Fontes of Distance Minnesota!

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Award Description: An individual who champions and implements innovation, inspires collaboration, is focused on improving service, and demonstrates a personal commitment to advancing the professional and career development of him/herself as well as others in their agency!