The purpose of the California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program is to recognize and promote the outstanding efforts and innovative solutions by city governments to:
Improve the quality of life in local communities
Implement efficiencies in service delivery and operations
Provide services responsive to the local community
The CCS Partnership’s Intergovernmental Collaboration Award celebrates innovative but replicable examples of collaboration among counties, cities, schools and/or special districts in service to shared constituencies. Candidates for such recognition include but are not limited to joint provision of public services, joint use of public facilities, using alternative methods to work through intergovernmental disputes, collaborative efforts to seek public input on cross jurisdictional issues, and joint study sessions that lead to collaborative joint policymaking processes. The CCS Partnership is a collaborative effort by the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, and the California School Boards Association.