2015 Semifinalist
Winners:
Alameda County, CA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
California

The Eden Area Livability Initiative shifts the power for community problem-solving to community members themselves rather than leaving it solely in the hands of government staffers. The central focus of this community engagement model is the development of skilled, networked grassroots leaders so that capacity is built in the community and remains in the community.