Sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and NASPAA, the George V. Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is an annual event established to recognize exciting new strategies for enhancing education, addressing unmet needs, advancing knowledge and improving efficiency and effectiveness in the field of public administration. In 2020, the competition focused on COVID-19 and the related economic crisis.
Four finalists were featured in this final round of the competition on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at the NASPAA Virtual Conference:
- Peter Stanley Federman, from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Cali Curley, from the University of Miami, presenting on the COVID-19 Executive Orders Project.
- Christopher Wyczalkowski, from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, presenting on the Micromobility Lab.
- Rebecca Brenner and Danielle Eiseman, from Cornell University, presenting on Pathways for Empowering Community Resilience.
- Michael Kern, from the William D. Ruckelhaus Center at Washington State University, presenting on Learning from Responses to COVID-19: Improving Preparedness, Recovery, and Resilience in Washington State.