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Mayor Schieve announces Reno launch of Bloomberg Challenge

Post Date:07/31/2017 9:30 AM
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is proud to announce the launch of Reno’s participation in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Mayors Challenge. Mayor Schieve wants the community’s help so the City of Reno can win up to $5 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to solve Reno’s most urgent problems.

“The Bloomberg Mayors Challenge is an initiative created to help cities share ideas to tackle big problems,” Schieve said. “I learned of the competition while attending the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors, and I’m challenging our community to help us get funding for whatever initiative we decide is most important to the future of The Biggest Little City.”

Mayor Schieve, the Reno City Council and City of Reno leadership would like the public’s input prior to holding an Idea Accelerator Workshop with staff. The Reno community can take the survey at Reno.gov, or by using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BloombergChallenge.

Idea requirements:
  • Must be a new, innovative idea that hasn’t been tried before.
  • Should be something that would work in Reno, and be able to be duplicated in other cities around the country.
  • Successful ideas will likely involve collaboration between the City of Reno and local non-profits, businesses or groups. Try to think about new ways the public and private sector can work together to solve problems.
The public input survey closes on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Bloomberg Philanthropies will announce the Mayors Challenge winners in October 2018. The grand prize winner will be awarded $5 million, and four cities will each win $1 million to bring their ideas to life. Cities, including Reno, will submit their ideas in October 2017 for a chance at being one of 35 cities to receive an initial $100,000 to refine and test their ideas.
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