City Manager Michael S. Levinson was recognized by the League of Women Voters on Saturday, April 25 at the League’s annual meeting. President Marcia Barham presented Levinson with the Civics in Action Award for enacting best practices within local government.
“The League of Women Voters couldn’t think of another City more worthy, and Michael Levinson is truly the architect behind the City’s success,” Madeline Urbanski, Vice President of Programming for the League of Women Voters, said.
Levinson also was the guest speaker at the event and shared how Coral Springs achieves “Excellence without Excuses.” Even during difficult times, the City has managed to provide world-class services for residents. Levinson shared five of the City’s key strategies, which include employing powerful models for maximum efficiency; running government like a business; using “innovative imagination” to unlock radically new creativity; creating networks with residents, civic leaders and businesses; and rewarding residents’ feedback with highly effective attention.
"I accept this recognition on behalf of our Community of Excellence. Special thanks to our City Commission members, past and present, our employees and corporate council for their support in turning our dream of reinventing government into a reality for the betterment of our community," Levinson said.
Levinson is serving in his 14th year as City Manager for the City of Coral Springs. In 2007, Coral Springs was the first local government to be awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s most prestigious award for performance excellence.