Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ICMA Teleconference on Performance Measurement August 8

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) hosts the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement, which has some interesting resources available (although much of it is premium content available to members only.)

They're hosting a teleconference on August 8, 2007, to talk about performance measurement, and one of the speakers will be Jay Fountain (whom you may have met at one of the Community Indicators Consortium conferences where he's been helping with the conversation linking community indicators with government performance measures.)

I don't know about the requirements to join the teleconference, but thought I'd pass the information along.

August 8th: AGA TeleconferenceAGA, in conjunction with the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), will host a teleconference on performance management and reporting. Guest speakers at AGA's August 8th teleconference will include Michael Matthes, assistant city manager, Des Moines, Iowa (and CPM participant) He will be joined by Jay Fountain, consultant to GASB and by Michael Lawson, director, ICMA Center for Performance Measurement. To learn more about this teleconference, please visit www.agacgfm.org/education/audioconferences/performance080807.aspx.

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