Innovation Award Winners since 2009

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The following are winners of the MMA’s Pickard Innovation Award, presented each year at the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show.
 
2017
 
Leominster: Creating an autism-friendly city and community
 
Salem: 'Park Your Butts' retools to improve cigarette waste recycling
 
Adams: Board unites artists, local government to spur creative economy
 
Scituate: Standard procedures, templates streamline emergency news dissemination
 

2016
 
Danvers: Incentive program reduces peak electricity use and costs
 
Everett: City-run center offers low-cost exercise classes and equipment
 
Leverett: Town builds high-speed fiber optic Internet network
 

 2015
 
Chatham: Cloud provides access to meeting video archives
 
Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately: Emergency medical service improves response times
 
Springfield: After tornado, city promoted tree planting
 
 
2014
 
Arlington: ‘Visual Budget’ illuminates how taxes are spent
 
Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Lowell: Communities collaborate on economic development
 
Melrose: ‘Our City’ exercise helped sharpen civic goals
 
 
2013
 
Braintree, Weymouth: Collaboration bears fruit in Landing district
 
‘HarborWalk’ reveals Gloucester’s riches
 
Medford broadens its ‘Go Green’ initiative
 
 
2012
 
Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Weston: Towns formed coalition to monitor affordable housing
 
Danvers: Summer program created for homeless kids
 
Leominster: Effort to revive historic district nears fruition
 
 
2011
 
Fairhaven: Anaerobic digestion to offset energy costs
 
Hamilton-Wenham: Organic waste pick-up program nears goal
 
Wilmington: Land purchase led to library bookstore
 
 
2010
 
Bedford: Coordination boosts parent-education series
 
Dedham: Partnership helps alleviate foreclosure pain
 
Medford: Wind turbine marks progress in sustainability campaign
 
 
2009
 
Dennis: Blog spreads awareness of planning process
 
Natick shapes strategic planning to fit town government
 
Worcester moved quickly to confront foreclosure crisis