Mayors Innovation Project


Technical Assistance Program

The MIP Technical Assistance Program is designed to help cities with any aspect of the design or implementation of any significant institutional or policy reform or innovation that shows real promise of significant advance along the high road (shared prosperity, environment sustainability, efficient government) and is replicable. Assistance is granted on a competitive basis. See below for links to their initial proposals, a summary of the project, and the final report to the city. 

2012 Recipients 
Binghamton NY - Developing a comprehensive information management plan. 
Proposal - - Summary - - Full Report

Chapel Hill NC - Implementing "Chapel Hill 2020", the city's new comprehensive plan.
Proposal - - Summary - - Full Report

Glendale CA - Implement, review and improve performance management system.
Proposal - - Summary 

Waxhaw NC - Creating a small business incubator to foster local growth.
Proposal - - Summary

2011 Recipients
Auburn WA - Respond to the physical decline of lower-income inner-city urban neighborhoods.
Proposal - - Summary -  - Full Report 

Chula Vista CA - Renovate the historic Vogue Theatre. 
Proposal - - Summary -  - Full Report 

Louisville KY - Explore the next generation of policies needed to further the city-county merger. 
Proposal - - Summary -  - Full Report 

New Bedford MA -  Identify and develop innovative ways to increase recycling. 
Proposal - - Summary -  - Full Report 

Portland OR - Identify or design urban food metrics.
Proposal - - Summary -  - Full Report

Seattle WA - Develop Pioneer Industrial Development District Projects. 
Proposal - - Summary - -Full Report

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