MML Innovation Awards

Nominating your municipality for the MML Innovation Award is easy and as simple as 1 - 2 - 3:
Step 1. Review the guidelines
Step 2. Review the evaluation criteria 
Step 3. 
Fill out the application and submit it along with a project summary and project description and any additional material (videos, pictures, news clippings, etc.)

The information can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: 2023 MML Innovation Award, Missouri Municipal League 1727 Southridge Dr., Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

About the MML Innovation Award Program
The Innovation Awards program showcases municipal programs or projects that have been successfully implemented and demonstrate new approaches for solving municipal challenges. It may also serve as a model for other communities. To enter, a municipality must be a member of the Missouri Municipal League. Only one program per city will be considered. Joint or multi-city projects are welcome (population category  will  be  based  on  the  largest  city  in  the  project). Nominated programs or projects must be completed or well established.

The awards will be given in five categories: 
• Metro (population more than 30,000)
• Large (population 15,000 to 30,000)
• Medium (population 5,000 to 15,000)
• Small (population under 5,000)
• Member’s Choice (all nominees are eligible and all members are welcome to vote)

The MML Innovation Awards program showcases municipal projects that demonstrate new approaches for solving municipal challenges.The awards complement the League's goal of serving as a clearinghouse for municipal information. The awards recognize and celebrate successful programs, spotlighting those that could benefit other communities.

Congratulations to the 2023 MML Innovation Award Winners! 

Metro (population greater than 30,000) 
City of O'Fallon
O'Fallon Path of Heroes


Large City (population between 15,000-30,000)
City of Maryland Heights
Maryland Heights Sustainability Center


Medium City (population between 5,000-15,000)
City of Kearney
Pickleball and Skate Park Complex


Small City (population less than 5,000)
City of Riverside
Reaching Riverside


Member Choice Award
City of Moberly
Fennel Complex Project

Summaries of Projects and Programs

2022 Innovation Award Summaries

2021 Innovation Award Summaries
2020 Innovation Award Summaries
2019 Innovation Award Summaries
2018 Innovation Award Summaries
2017 Innovation Award Summaries
2016 Innovation Award Summaries
2015 Innovation Award Summaries
2014 Innovation Award Summaries
2013 Innovation Award Summaries

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