Navigator Awards

The 5 Winners of the 2019 Route Fifty Navigator Awards

Here are the teams and individuals we are honoring for tackling challenging problems and coming up with innovative solutions.

The 50 Finalists of Route Fifty's 2019 Navigator Awards

These leaders and teams are making a difference in state and local government and the communities they serve.

Celebrating the Best of State and Local Government

It’s time for our journalists to hear from you about the state and local leadership and programs with the biggest impact—nominate the cream of the crop for our fourth annual Navigator Awards.

Revitalizing Michigan Communities Through Investment Crowdfunding

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Katharine Czarnecki, Senior Vice President for Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Building a Program to Help Young Men Find Work in St. Louis

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Michael P. McMillan, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis president and CEO

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With Teacher Sexual Misconduct, Making Sure ‘Bad Apples Get Weeded Out’

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER | Tara Bergfeld, principal legislative research assistant, Tennessee Comptroller’s Office

A Neighborhood-Driven Approach to ‘Smart City’ Technology

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: José Serrano-McClain, former Project Manager, NYCx, Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, City of New York.

Developing a Talent Pipeline in a Geographically Isolated Economy

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Alaska State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, District 35

A New Approach for Families Experiencing Homelessness In Boston

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor, City of Boston, Massachusetts.

Las Vegas’ Smart City Approach Is More Than Just Dazzle

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Michael Sherwood, Director of Information Technology, City of Las Vegas, Nevada

Connecting People Without Internet Access In Silicon Valley

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Shireen Santosham and Team, Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation & City Manager’s Office of Civic Innovation & Digital Strategy, City of San José, California

Confronting the Costs of Coastal Land Loss

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Mathew Sanders, Resilience Program and Policy Administrator, Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit, State of Louisiana

A Collaborative Effort to Eliminate Return Visits to the Hospital

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Fire Chief Don Crowson and Team, Arlington, Texas

Announcing the 10 Winners of the 2018 Route Fifty Navigator Awards

Here are individuals and teams making a difference in state and local government and the communities they serve.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Allies

From community empowerment in a city torn apart to building technology that helps states succeed: our list of academic, non-profit and private sector leaders are making a difference.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Next Generation

Up-and-coming leaders are empowering women to pursue emergency management careers, building entrepreneurial skills among youth, housing citizens, saving lives, and just plain making government better.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Tech Innovators

Route Fifty's Tech Innovator Navigator Award finalists is an impressive group that is revolutionizing how communities handle everything from sewage to voting. We're excited to share the efforts of this impressive class of technologists with our readers.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Leaders

The leaders we are celebrating in 2018 have developed unique jobs programs, honed advanced management techniques and implemented preventative in-home healthcare that saves money and lives.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Electeds

These are the 10 elected leaders who caught our eye for doing things differently, and making a big impact for their communities.

Help Us Honor the Best in State and Local Government

Nominations for the third annual Route Fifty Navigator Awards are now open!