2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Dickinson, ND
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
North Dakota

The city of Dickinson is the second-fastest growing micropolitan in the US according to the US Census Bureau. To accommodate the tremendous influx of people, over $440 million dollars of needed infrastructure improvements were identified. The city then needed a way to prioritize projects to take full advantage of limited resources, and ultimately adopted a policy that articulated the manner in which city resources would be utilized to yield the greatest good. As new projects are identified, they are scored against this policy and ranked accordingly.