H-W is PIE winner!

DES MOINES - Auditor of State Rob Sand congratulated counties, cities and school districts across Iowa for participating in the Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE) program.
Howard-Winneshiek CSD in 3A was recognized by Sand. Second runner up in the 3A system was Sioux Central. Another area school, MFL-MarMac, was winner in 2A.
“The Auditor’s Office is excited to see local leaders share our passion for saving tax dollars,” said Sand. “Collectively, we have the potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for our communities.”
Sand created the PIE program in 2019 to encourage governmental entities to implement cost-cutting measures and spark innovative ideas to save public funds. The PIE program also provides local leaders with tools to collaborate and share their concepts, known as PIE recipes, via the Auditor of State website.
“If someone has a great idea on how to save tax dollars, we want them to spread the word,” said Sand. “PIE provides local leaders with an easy, streamlined sharing process.”
In the last year, PIE participation in Iowa has increased by more than 55%. Eighty-four counties and 310 cities submitted entries in 2021, and for the first time, 121 school districts participated. The PIE program has proven so successful, that the Mississippi Auditor of State, a Republican, launched the program in his state.
“This shows that when you put people over partisan politics, we all win,” said Sand.
Auditor Sand will hand-deliver a pie to officials in each community at a later date.

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