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, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Profile Piece on "Data Pro" Kurt Metzger

We like it when community indicators practitioners get the recognition they deserve from their communities. Kurt Metzger, the Detroit-Area Community Indicators System director, was just profiled in his community encouraging better decision-making through data.

(You probably remember Kurt from this January profile as well.)

The media can be our must useful allies in sharing information with the community. It's nice when they treat us well. Congrats again, Kurt.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's good that more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report. This growth rate.