Congratulations to SCIPP Deputy Director Rachel Riley who was awarded the 2019 Route Fifty Navigator Award in the Tech Innovators category. Riley, along with collaborators Paula Dennison and Rob Hill from the City of Stillwater, Oklahoma, received the award at a ceremony on November 20 in San Antonio, Texas. The award was given for “developing the Simple Planning Tool for planners and emergency managers to assess the local, long-tern climate risks in Oklahoma communities.” SCIPP developed the Simple Planning Tool because of the needs expressed by local, regional and state planners and emergency managers at workshops in 2017 and 2018.
The awards ceremony took place during the National League of Cities’ Summit. Awards were given across five categories: The Electeds, The Leaders, The Next Generation, The Tech Innovators, and The Allies. More details about the rest of the winners are available here. The Route Fifty awards honor individuals and teams who work in or with state, county and municipal governments across the United States.