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 Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Union County, SC Community Indicators Report

From The Union Daily Times:

An “ongoing dialog” about how to address Union County's needs is the goal of the Union County Community Indicators Report.

Bob Love, chairman of the Community Indicators Project, presented Union County Council with the first edition of the report on Wednesday. The process began in the fall of 2006 when 35 community leaders gathered to discuss social and economic issues. The project identifies and examines key areas affecting life in Union County - economics, education, environment/recreation, family and health.

“We've established a benchmark to start an ongoing dialog between civic and community leaders and agencies on how to improve the areas of greatest need,” he said. “We're going to have a community-wide introduction to the report on Tuesday, May 27, at 5 p.m. at the Workforce Investment Center on Main Street and the public is invited. The report will be issued again in three years after the benchmarks established in those areas have had a chance to move.”

I'm looking for an online version of the report and haven't been able to find one. Anyone know where I should be looking?


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