Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award

An award recognizing the use of Lean tools and techniques that result in the improvement of delivery of services to the benefit of Iowa citizens and the private sector.


The "Iowa Partners In Efficiency" is an annual award ceremony acknowledging achievement of particular benefit to the citizens of Iowa and the private sector, recognizing public sector employees and teams that significantly and measurably increase productivity and promote innovation to improve the delivery of public services and save money for Iowa taxpayers and businesses.

Making our government - city, county, state - more efficient through the implementation of Lean, impacts all of us positively. Since 2010, the Iowa Partners in Efficiency award has recognized the efforts of Iowa government entities to improve their operational efficiency. 2013 marks a move of this award sponsorship to the Iowa Lean Consortium from the Iowa Business Council.


The award will:

  • publicly acknowledge and highlight outstanding efforts at efficiency, productivity, cost avoidance, and waste elimination in government;

  • improve regulatory processes and performance targets;

  • drive economic competitiveness;

  • foster better work environments; and,

  • develop leaders and innovators with a bias for action.

  • institutionalize Lean within government

Go to the Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award application.


More Information:

  • Award applications will be accepted from April 06 - June 12, 2016. 

  • Finalists selected in July 31, 2016. 

  • Award made at the ILC Annual Fall Conference October 12-13, 2016


2014 Finalists

2014 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2014 Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award Winner Iowa Prison Industries

Prison Industries

Previous Winners:

  • 2013: Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), Western Service Area Application Process
  • 2012: Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR), Billing Adjustments
  • 2011: Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) Electric Transmission Franchise Process
  • 2010: The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Organ Transplant Clinic