The Municipal Dashboard Project is a cross-jurisdictional collaboration hosted by the Government Performance Consortium. The purpose of our project is to accelerate the effective use of data measures to inform improvement of municipal operations and service delivery. Our goal is to catalyze and support an active and sustained learning community in performance improvement for local government practitioners by offering a set of common practice templates, tools and references as a basis for mutual learning and collaboration.
During the first two phases of the project (2015-2017), we produced the Municipal Dashboard of Community Indicators, a free and open-source template that any city or county can use to generate a working dashboard in Microsoft Excel to gain understanding about the communities they serve.
During the third phase (2018-2019), we created two model performance dashboards - the Municipal Finance Performance Dashboard and the Municipal Streets Performance Dashboard - and a standard group conversation method called “Clarity Clinic” that managers of any municipal agency or program can use to develop meaningful and actionable performance measures.
In the project’s fourth phase (2019-2020), we will be working with a select group of leaders and senior managers to offer technical assistance and develop a gallery of data stories and examples as we continue to support an active Municipal Dashboard Community of Practice. Are you interested in joining our collective learning journey? We would love to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org