November 4th 2020 – National Research Center (NRC) at Polco and the International City & County Management Association (ICMA) have announced 10 Winners of the Voice of the People (VOP) Awards for Excellence. The Voice of the People Awards are the only national awards that honor local governments based on survey opinions and feedback from residents. The awards for Excellence recognize communities that received the highest marks from their residents in the previous year and are at the top of the cohort of The National Community SurveyTM (The NCS) participants. Each year about 100 local governments are eligible to participate in the awards from over 500 jurisdictions nationally. Ten winning jurisdictions are then determined for awards.
City of Winter Garden’s award honors and recognizes its excellence in achieving high ratings on the NCS and for its intentional, data-informed decisions around the Natural Environment – one of eight community facets evaluated for award consideration. Other community facets include Community Engagement, Safety, Mobility, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation & Wellness and Education & Enrichment.