Final Four: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated: 3/3)

Final Four: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated: 3/3)

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.

Press Clippings

The Columbian: Vancouver City Hall in the final four to win Leslie Knope trophy

Pasadena Now: It’s Down to the Wire: Will Pasadena’s City Hall Win in National “Best” Contest?

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

Pasadena Now: Vote for Pasadena City Hall to Win the “Leslie B. Knope” Award for Most Beautiful City Hall

Journal Star: Peoria City Hall advances to Final Four

WMBD: Peoria Makes ‘Final Four’ In City Hall Contest

WBAY: Village of Little Chute competes for “Best City Hall”

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!

Tournament Dates

  • 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

Press Clippings

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.

WMBD: Peoria Caught Up In ‘City Hall Madness’

“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.)

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2 comments on “Final Four: #ELGLCityHall Madness (Updated: 3/3)

  • Catherine Kuklinski Godfrey says:

    Our modern city hall fits beautifully into the surrounding Victorian neighborhood which is reflected in the newer building’s large windows. These same windows also reflect the beautiful landscaping that makes this facility a continuation of the great outdoors that all North-westerners love. Inside you feel protected from the elements while still being able to appreciate nature. My most enjoyable visits have been taking my children and grandchildren to the gingerbread competition in its spacious foyer during the holidays.

  • Vancouver, WA city is a beautiful building downtown across from historic Esther Short Park. It displays a variety of art by local artists and is part of our First Friday art tours.

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