City Wins Helen Putnam Award for Alisal Vibrancy Plan

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News Date: 
October 15, 2020
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The City won the 2020 Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in the category of Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement for the Alisal Vibrancy Plan (AVP). Unanimously accepted by City Council in November of 2019, the AVP is the result of advocacy and a collaborative process with City staff, community-based organizations, and most importantly, Alisal residents.  The AVP increased community engagement, public dialogue and trust, and brought new leadership into planning processes. The AVP has become the model for future engagement in Salinas, and in other communities that want to enhance involvement, by embracing resident empowerment and committing to removing participatory barriers for all stakeholders.The Helen Putnam Award program is through the League of California Cities and is named for the organization's first woman president. You can learn more about the award and other winners on the Leagues website.