Call for Nominations: 2018 Tom Haverford Award

Call for Nominations: 2018 Tom Haverford Award

After being featured on the Civic Tech Chat podcast, ELGL Connects: The Local Government Resource Directory grew to more than 270 listings and 100+ reviews. ELGL members are using the directory to make better informed decisions in selecting a vendor. Each previous winner of the Tom Haverford Award is listed in ELGL Connects.

With that, we open the nomination period for the 3rd annual Tom Haverford Award. The award is given to the top 50 companies in the local government arena. These companies provide forward-thinking, innovative solutions. Here are the winners from 2016 and 2017.

Selection Process

  • The ELGL Evaluation Team will use three criteria in selecting and ranking the top 50 companies:
    • number of nominations received by each company (50%),
    • comments submitted on each company (25%), and
    • input from ELGL Evaluation Team (25%).
  • ELGL members interested in serving on the Evaluation Team should email Kent Wyatt –
  • Vendors receiving multiple nominations will receive extra consideration from the ELGL Evaluation Team.
  • Leaving a comment, along with the nomination, is very important in the selection process. Be specific as possible. Comments will be added to the Vendor Directory.


  • July 7 to : N30omination period. ELGL members will have access to a running list of the nominees. Not a member? Join.
  • July 31 to August 5 : Evaluation Team narrows the list of nominees.
  • August 19: Winners announced.

Submit a Nomination (You can submit multiple nominations)

List of Nominees

Accela designs and delivers productivity and engagement software to help government agencies be their best.

Affion Public is a a strategic consulting and advisory services firm focused on providing technology and executive search services for state and local government, education and non-profit organizations.

Alliance Resource Consulting carries a reputation of providing service and building lasting relationships by placing the highest quality candidates throughout the United States.

AppCityLife is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that empowers cities to rapidly deploy affordable mobile apps.

ArchiveSocial provides social media archiving for government, law enforcement, and education.

Bang the Table are community engagement specialists that offer two digital citizen engagement software solutions to government, public sector and private enterprise clients.

BoardDocs allows organizations to significantly improve the way they create and manage board packets, access information and conduct meetings.

BoardSync specializes in automated agenda management, meeting minutes management, and the sharing of meeting content with board members, staff, and the public.

Bob Murray & Associates brings a personal approach to providing quality executive recruitment services.

buildingeye makes building and planning information easier to find and understand by mapping what’s happening in your city.

Cartegraph empowers cities and counties to become high-performance organizations. They offer services and software to help local government agencies manage assets effectively, deploy resources efficiently, and become more productive for their citizens.

Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) offers its technical and advisory services to help any local government organization address its fiscal realities both in the short term (Fiscal Health) and long term (Fiscal Wellness) through a new, innovative and creative leading practice.

CGI Communications, Inc. partners with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, and small businesses all across North America to provide digital and mobile marketing solutions.

Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC‘s goal is to strengthen local government through the provision of effective training, organizational development, executive recruitment and selection, and cost-effective consulting service.

CH2M focusing on the most complex planning, municipal operations and infrastructure resource problems, and pursuing opportunities to help municipalities and local governments create new pathways for development.

Citizinvestor is a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for government projects that is completely free for government to use.

CityBase makes it easy for people to see and manage all of their local or state business in one place — online, on the phone or in person at a payment center.

CityGrows manage permitting, licensing, surveying, open data, and almost anything else you can think of, online, for free.

Cityflag, Inc introduces the use of government technological platforms to expand public participation channels while facilitating transparency and accountability of public management. It includes apps and web services for citizenship, as well as programs of digital inclusion and civic innovation applied directly to the communities.

Citymart connects to thousands of projects and peers in other cities, and automatically generating RFIs with best-in-class templates.

CitySourced is an enterprise platform for local and state government that was founded in 2008. We began as a best of breed service request solution (311, report a pothole, graffiti etc.) but have evolved to focus more broadly on providing government with a complete native mobile app for citizens to communicate with every department of their community.

Cityworks provides you with a platform that helps manage, track, and analyze your infrastructure assets. It includes an integrated permit management system which extends your management reach to include activities done on residences, commercial, and other infrastructure.

CivicActions provides digital government services to federal, state and local agencies.

CivicLive brings communities together with proven website, design and content management solutions for local governments.

CivicPlus offers government website design and development services for cities, townships, and counties of any size with 24-hour customer support.

ClearGov helps local government reduce operational inefficiencies, make informed budgetary decisions, and improve communication with citizens.

ClearPoint Strategy allows you to manage your objectives, measures, initiatives, and action items in one place—with no hassle.

Colin Baenziger & Associates conducts executive recruitment searches.

coProcure connects local governments and non-traditional vendors (small businesses + startups) via streamlined, collaborative procurement

coUrbanize is an online community engagement platform connecting real estate developers and municipalities with residents.

CPS HR Consulting offers unparalleled expertise in the public sector, as well as strategic focus unmatched by any other HR service provider.

Cunningham Architects are highly experienced professionals assigned to help guide decision-making with consideration of comprehensive design, budgetary and staffing objectives and constraints.

Cultivate Collaborative helps cities create a culture of collaboration, get more done with existing resources, and grow a unique & self-sustaining local economy.

Department of Better Technology makes great software that helps governments and non-profits better serve their communities.

DHM Research provides consultation for private, public, and non-profit clients with planning and decision-making through telephone and online surveys, focus groups, large group studies, one-on-one interviews, public outreach, and the development and utilization of online panels.

Dudek are environmental planners, scientists, engineers and contractors help clients plan, design, permit, construct and manage projects that improve communities’ infrastructure and natural resources.

eCivis provides grant management solutions to state, local, and tribal governments across the nation, offering an innovative suite of applications addressing every stage of the grants life cycle, from pre-award to post-award, as well as integration with ERPs.

Elucd builds technology to help leaders improve community trust and safety.

Envisio helps governments achieve greater transparency and accountability by making it easy to track and report on strategic plan.

Esri is an international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.

Everbridge was founded with a vision of helping facilitate this approach and improving the way that people communicate and locate their people in critical situations.

EvoGov, Inc. is a technology firm based in Denver, Colorado that specializes in creating websites and online applications for local government agencies, member associations, utility companies, and non-profits.

FCS Group provides utility finance, management consulting and economic and cost recovery services to public sector clients inclusive of city and county governments, municipal corporations and ports, special purpose districts, and state agencies.

FFA Architecture + Interiors, Inc. is a full-service design firm providing award-winning expertise in architecture, planning, and interior design.

FiscalNote uses artificial intelligence and big data to deliver predictive analytics of governmental action to determine its impact.

Gould Evans is a nationally recognized design and planning firm focused on meaningful design outcomes.

GovHR provides executive recruiting and interim staffing solutions, management and human resource consulting to local government and nonprofit clients across the country.

GovQA increases government effectiveness with automation and workflow technologies across various business processes such as FOIA, public records, subpoenas, inter-agency communications, complex 311, and more.

GovSense empowers jurisdictions with flexible, easy-to-use solutions that meet their needs in financials, budgeting, economic development, land use planning, project review, regulatory management, permitting & inspections, code enforcement, CRM & citizen requests, asset & work order management and more.

Graef is a a full service engineering, planning, and design firm

Granicus helps users leveraging technology to run their daily government information tasks including webcasting public meetings, managing and delivering legislative information, collaborating with citizens, and more.

iCompass has developed web-based agenda and records management software for local governments for over 16 years.

iDashboards provides software to easily transform data into interactive dashboards with intuitive charts and rich animation.

Jensen Strategies assists organizations throughout the Northwest in making informed and inclusive decisions that achieve lasting results.

Kimley-Horn are engineers, planners, and environmental scientists applying creativity and rigor to deliver outstanding results.

KnowledgeOwl is an online knowledge base software to share information with customers and employees.

Lakota Group bringing creative solutions that inspire action and result in beautiful, people-driven places.

LiveStories teaches best practices on data storytelling, collaboration, and communication.

Mark43 develops law enforcement software that allows police to collect, manage, analyze and share information.

McKinstry Co., LLC, a design, build, operate, and maintain company, provides consulting, construction, energy, and facility services.

Management Partners is a professional management consulting firm specializing in helping government leaders improve their operations for over 20 years.

Managing Results is a Colorado based management consulting firm that partners with local cities and counties to develop performance measurement and management systems that produce improved and cost-conscious results.

MetroQuest is a provider of digital engagement software, enabling the broadest, most meaningful public involvement and improving decision-making one plan at a time.

Munetrix’s algorithms take a handful of critical measures and runs dozens of calculations to generate a numerical value that provides a high level look at a community’s fiscal health.

Municibid is a convenient and easy-to-use online auction website for government agencies, schools, authorities and utilities to sell their surplus and forfeitures directly to the public.

Municode works with our 4,100 municipal clients across the country to create products and solutions that promote transparency and efficiency.

mySidewalk empowers organizations to make better decisions using simple data analysis tools.

National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has worked with hundreds of local governments to provide them with full-service survey research and evaluation needed to move their communities forward.

Neighborland empowers civic leaders to collaborate with residents in an accessible, participatory, and enjoyable way.

NEOGOV is the market and technology leader in on-demand workforce management for the public sector.

NextRequest provides modern, robust, and user friendly FOIA and public records processing software used by governments.

Novak Consulting Group provides innovative thinking that strengthens organizations by bringing solutions into focus.

OpenGov offers cloud-based software for public sector budgeting, reporting, and open data, powering more effective and accountable governments

Orion Planning and Design have a common philosophy of planning and design and the business of consulting.

PageFreezer provides websites, blog & social media archiving to meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities.

PayIt simplifies citizen-government transactions with zero footprint, providing a modern user experience through both mobile and web applications.

PlaceSpeak is a location-based community consultation platform.

POLCO is a collection of products and services designed to increase civic engagement, improve government transparency, and inform municipal governments of constituents’ input which, in turn, will help better guide public policy.

Prichard Communication uses communications superpowers to make the world a better place.

ProudCity manage your city website and online government services all in one place.

Qscend Technologies is a Web-based software solutions and services for municipalities, including website content management and CRM (311) capabilities.

Ralph Anderson & Associates is a provider of consulting and executive search services.

Remix is a planning platform for public transit.

ResourceX provides advanced technology accelerating data application for resource allocation solutions.

SAFEBuilt offers customized full-service building department programs & supplemental services in short- and long-term engagements to public agencies.

Salesforce Gov helps Federal, State, and Local agencies build innovative cloud solutions that create more responsive, effective, and connected missions.

Seamless Docs works with governments to understand their form processes and help them digitize and automate their operations.

SeeClickFix assist users in communicating with local governments about non-emergency issues.

Smarsh simplifies records requests by enabling you to retain and produce all of your digital communications content – email, social media, mobile, websites, instant messaging and more – in one comprehensive archive.

Socially Savvy works with businesses, executives and educational & government institutions to provide social media training solutions.

SocialSafe is a social media backup tool that allows users to download their content from a variety of social networks, to their own personal data store.

Soofa is a solar-powered seat with the capability to charge two smart phones and collect air quality or other environmental data.

Sophicity provides the highest quality IT products and services tailored to city governments.

Statecraft helps measure, predict, and improve key performance metrics such as housing production, job creation, and tax revenue collection.

State of Place is an urban data analytics platform that helps placemakers identify and economically justify optimal development projects and investments

Strategic Government Resources (SGR) partners with local governments to recruit, assess, and develop innovative, collaborative, authentic leaders.

Stifel’s Public Finance professionals specialize in helping state and local government agencies raise capital to build and maintain essential infrastructure in the communities they serve

Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP experts in governmental auditing, accounting, single audit, and business advisory services, we leverage our resources to your unique advantage.

Teri Black & Company, LLC offers premier comprehensive executive search services to cities, counties and special districts throughout the Western United States.

Tripepi, Smith & Associates, Inc. provides skills in marketing, technology and public affairs,

Tyler Technologies software solutions are developed with an insider’s understanding of the public sector and decades of industry experience.

VC3 has been on the leading edge of Information Technology since 1994, providing a full range of IT services to local government.

Vendor Registry streamlines purchasing for cities, counties, school boards, utilities and suppliers to save time, build businesses and conserve taxpayer dollars.

Viewpoint Cloud provided the most advanced permitting technologies to city and state agencies across the country.

Vision Internet specializes in website development with government, non-profit and education clients in U.S. and Canada.

Vision Municipal Solutions focusing our efforts on improving your efficiency through software, hardware, and service innovation.

Waters & Company is a national leader in public sector executive recruitment and web-based human resource.

ZenCity is a data analytics platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to help cities understand citizen feedback for better governance and data-smart decision making.

ZoomGrants is an online application management system that streamlines and simplifies the entire application process for grantmakers, scholarship providers, and many others.

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