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.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

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


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