2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Adams County, CO
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Colorado

Created in January 2013, the Neighborhood Services Department was designed to embody an innovative, citizen-focused culture that delivers compassionate customer service, strengthens citizen engagement, and creates a partnership with our neighborhoods. Each of its services is oriented to the citizen’s safety, engagement, quality of life, and well-being. And since 2013, the department has become a critical source of funding and support for neighborhoods, funding paratransit services for the elderly and disabled, minor home repair for the aging housing stock, capital projects for growing infrastructure needs, human services through the existing nonprofit network, and down-payment assistance for future homeowners.