Reminder: A positive comment for a city counts as an additional vote. With the voting extremely close in each match-up, final results (votes + comments) will be posted March 4 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Pasadena Star-News: Help Pasadena win the “Leslie B. Knope” award for most beautiful city halls
City of Vancouver, WA: Vancouver in final four of nationwide City Hall challenge
Journal Star: Peoria City Hall advances to Final Four
Post-Crescent: Little Chute sails into Final Four vs. Vancouver
Central Illinois Proud: Peoria in Final Four of City Hall Challenge
Effingham Daily News: Effingham out of City Hall Bracket contest
Over the past four weeks, ELGL members and friends took part in ELGL City Hall Madness, narrowing the field from 64 to four.
Vote in the head-to-head match-ups to determine which city hall advances to the Final Four. Voting ends at 11:59 EST on March 3. Follow along and fill out your own bracket as we release the winners from each round.
The winner will receive the prestigious Leslie Barbara Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy, a complimentary ELGL organizational membership which includes unlimited job postings for the year, and extreme bragging rights.
Here are your Final Four match-ups – make sure you vote in each post, and leave comments, too!
Week of January 30: Round of 64 Week of February 6: Round of 32 Week of February 13: Sweet 16 Week of February 20: Elite 8
- Week of February 27: Final 4
- Week of March 6: National Championship
Wisconsin Public Radio: Village Takes On Much Larger Municipalities In Online, NCAA-Like Competition
Little Chute Village Administrator James Fenlon credits its success in “City Hall Madness” to its signature Dutch windmill operating in its recently renovated village hall that features Old World European architecture, a nod to the village’s Dutch immigrant heritage.
“The thing that we’re really vying for, the thing that means the most to us, is the Leslie B. Knope trophy. We’re all really big ‘Parks and Rec’ fans. And, we really want to bring that to Peoria.”
Post Crescent: Little Chute advances to Elite Eight in contest
The village’s magical run through the City Hall Madness tournament for the best-looking city hall in the country is showing no signs of slowing down.
Journal Star: It isn’t Presidents Day, not even at Peoria City Hall
The quarterfinal for Peoria’s 118-year-old municipal structure is an intrastate battle. The opponent is a young pup, the 20-year-old city hall in Effingham, home of Uwe Blab and the Flaming Hearts. (That is not the name of a band. High school basketball fans know of what we speak.)
- Salisbury Post: Kannapolis competes for the title
- Post Crescent: City hall ‘madness’ breaks out in Little Chute
- WMBD News: Peoria, Normal compete in City Hall Challenge
- The Telegram: Sturbridge Town Hall in ‘March Madness’
- Effingham Daily: Effingham advances online for nation’s best City Hall
- Effingham Radio: Effingham Goes Head-to-Head with Haines City, Florida in City Hall Contest
- Redwood City Patch: Vote for Redwood City to Win “Best City Hall”
- Fox 5 Las Vegas: City Hall Madness