New Little League Charter Earns Wisconsin Town 2010 Good Government Award
Cedarburg, Wis., chartered with Little League Baseball and Softball for the first time in 2010, and in turn created a financially self-supporting program that has been recognized as a category winner in 2010 Wisconsin Good Government Awards Program (GGA).
As the winning entry in the category of town-led effort to reduce costs and improve services, Cedarburg’s award was accompanied by a $1,000 Community Enhancement Grant funded by Foth Companies.
“Each community that has Little League in its neighborhood takes ownership of that program and makes it whatever it wants the league to be,” Dan Velte, Director of Little League’s League Development Department, said. “Cedarburg Little League is a fine example of what’s possible when people come together for the good of their community. We commend the people of Cedarburg, and all of Cedarburg Little League’s volunteers for their diligence in recognizing these opportunities and appreciating the experience their efforts afforded the children in their league.”
The Wisconsin Good Government Awards were established in 2003 by Foth Companies to annually recognize and promote effective government practices that result in reduced costs and improved services.
“This is a great story of a public-private partnership that increased both youth participation and accessibility to the great American sport of baseball, while saving tax dollars, cutting user fees and reducing overhead,” Todd Berry, President of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and Chairman of the Independent Judging Committee, said.
The Town of Cedarburg was honored for partnering with Little League International. This new program ensures that resident needs will be met in a cost-effective manner, and has provided significant financial benefit to participants and taxpayers.
The Good Government Awards program accepts entries by any Wisconsin county, city, village or town government in one of the following categories:
- County-led effort to reduce costs and improve services
- City/Village-led effort to reduce costs and improve services
- Under 10,000 population
- Over 10,000 population
- Town-led effort to reduce costs and improve services
Visit the GGA website for additional information: http://www.wisgoodgov.com. The Wisconsin Good Government Awards are presented at the annual meetings of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.