Pete Peterson (MPP '07) to Serve on Harvard National Selection Committee for Innovations in American Government Awards Program

May 18, 2015  | 1 min read

Pete Peterson (MPP '070, executive director for the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, has been selected to serve on the National Selection Committee of the Innovations in American Government Awards Program, one of the premier initiatives of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The Awards Program, offered by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, will hold finalist presentations May 19-20, 2015, in Cambridge, MA.

The Innovations in American Government Awards is the nation's preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. The program highlights exemplary models of government innovation and advances efforts to address the nation's most pressing public concerns. Since its inception in 1985, the Program has received over 27,000 applications and recognized nearly 500 government initiatives since it was established in 1985 with funding from the Ford Foundation.

The Awards serve as a catalyst for bringing creative and effective solutions to some of government's most urgent and seemingly intractable challenges. After a rigorous process of identification and evaluation, Peterson, as part of the national selection committee of distinguished scholars and practitioners, will select the top programs.