celebrating the future of state and local government

The Civic Futures Awards is recognizing our colleagues across Central Texas who are shaping the future we want to create across state and local government

this year's categories

Unlocking Human Potential

How do we bring out the full potential of our employees?

The Workplaces of the Future

What does the future of work look like? What needs to change?

Privacy and Data Ethics

How can we use data ethically and protect the privacy of the residents we serve?

Procurement and Vendor Ethics

How do we partner with vendors while ensuring ethical standards and municipal purpose?

Designing for the 100%

How do we design and deliver services are accessible for all of our residents?

Community Inclusion & Engagement

How do we engage with residents in ways that are inclusive, meaningful, and sustainable?

this year's honorees

thank you to everyone who joined us for the civic futures awards

Launching Alternatives to Legacy IT
Austin Transportation Department

Data and Technology Services Team

Working across the community for better food policy
Austin Office of Sustainability

Food Policy Board

Computer-aided dispatch for regional public safety
Austin Public Safety

Computer Aided Dispatch Program

Public dataset and AI for making images more accessible
University of Texas at Austin

School of Information

Digital services that can grow and adapt with resident needs
Austin Office of Design & Delivery

Team and approach for alpha.austin.gov

Using drones to protect residents and firefighters
Austin Fire Department

Robotics Emergency Deployment Team

Cross-agency study on electric scooter safety
City of Austin

Office of Public Health

Engaging the youngest members of our adult criminal justice system
Travis County Criminal Justice

Project Engage, County Court

Cultivating equity in the built environment
Austin Energy

Green Building Commercial

Evaluating tech pilots for equity, efficiency, and transparency
City of Austin

Austin Transportation Department

Grants for equity and inclusion
City of Austin

Equity Office

Inclusion Unit for Austin’s Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Department

Inclusion Unit

Learning from the lived experience of homelessness
City of Austin

Downtown Municipal Court

Making permitting forms accessible
City of Austin

Development Services Department

Citizen-led mobile surveys to document and celebrate cultural heritage
Office of Historic Preservation

City of San Antonio - ScoutSA

The narrative of Austin's black community
Austin History Center

African American Community Archives

New career paths for emergency medical professionals
Travis County / City of Austin

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The next generation of women and minority entrepreneurs
Huston Tillotson

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Improving police oversight through community collaboration
City of Austin

Office of Police Oversight

Pop-Up ATX for Code Education
Austin Code Department

Code Education & Outreach Division

Ensuring privacy with data around homelessness
City of Austin

Neighborhood Housing

Product and design training for students of underprivileged backgrounds
University of Texas

Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Supporting development while protecting community character
Office of Historic Preservation

San Antonio Living Heritage Team

Service Design Lab for working with residents to improve city services
Austin Office of Design & Delivery

Service Design Lab

Trash collection kiosks for people experiencing homelessness
City of Austin

Parks & Recreation Department

Starting with user needs in providing better forms
City of Austin

Communications & Technology Management