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.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

17th Biennial Forum of Government Auditors

I find a wide range of things in my mailbox (electronic and otherwise). I am neither an auditor nor someone who works for government, but someone decided I needed to receive this invitation. I'm glad they sent it -- I won't be attending the conference, but I am interested in the results. If a blog reader is attending, would you mind letting it know how it went?

In the meantime, it's another example of the growing reach of the indicators movement.

17th Biennial Forum of Government Auditors -- http://www.auditforum.org/biennial.htm

May 20-22, 2008
Philadelphia, PA

Key Sessions:

  • Challenges Government Will Face Communicating and Collaborating in a Web 2.0 World
  • Accountability in the Iraq Reconstruction
  • Government Performance: Using Indicators to Increase Accountability at Home and Abroad
  • The State of the Economy and its Impact on Federal, State, and Local Governments
  • Financial Management and IT Transformation

Speakers at the indicators session will be Chris Hoenig, from the State of the USA, and Enrico Giovannini, from OECD.



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