A Public Dashboard is the best way for local governments to build trust with the community while engaging employees. Need some inspiration in building up your public dashboard? Take a look at these 8 city and county governments’ public dashboards to see what they’re doing well.

City of Lawrence, KS

  • The dashboard is integrated into a webpage that details the Mission, Vision, and Organizational Values that the strategic plan is supporting
  • They provide explanations for the plan levels and their importance
  • The icons and overall design are clean and easy to navigate

City of Cleveland Heights, OH


  • It explains how often the dashboard will be updated
  • It provides a legend for the colors/status
  • Each Vision item contains detailed update text regarding specific Goals; it tells what has been done, what’s coming up next, and how issues will be overcome

Broward County, FL:

  • Their dashboard is highly customized by web designers with CSS to match the county government’s brand colors
  • Custom CSS “Fast Facts” table give insight into the relevance of the performance measures shown
  • The invitation from the County Mayor explains the importance of the Modern Analytics Program that Broward County is tracking

City of Scottsdale, AZ

  • The dashboard explains the time period of the results and updates
  • Each Mayor and Council Priority item contains the contact information of the department heads leading up each project
  • There is clear explanation of how Objectives have been completed or why they have been discontinued

City of Maplewood, MN 

  • The dashboard is integrated into the city’s website along with contact information and the details of the strategic plan
  • There are clear descriptions of the planning elements; what they are and why they’re important
  • Updates are well-written and easy to understand

City of Grand Rapids, MI

  • Although not as descriptive, It is clear and concise with a clean design, making it easy to get a quick summary at a glance
  • A legend is provided for the various arrow types

City of Edmonton, AB

  • The dashboard has a clean layout that is easy to navigate
  • Every measure’s page has a link to the city’s strategic plan, allowing readers to see the big picture
  • There are clear explanations of each measure’s importance and performance

Ready to get started on launching your own Public Dashboard? Here are our top tips! Or, contact us to learn more about how you can share your team’s progress with Envisio Public Dashboard.

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