8 Local Government Public Dashboard Examples

Having a publicly available performance dashboard is one the best ways that local governments can build trust with the community while engaging employees.

It’s also really daunting.

Not only does it put all of your aspirations, accomplishments and setbacks out there for everyone to see, but you have to produce the data to populate it, maintain it, and get internal buy-in for greater organizational transparency and public accountability for outcomes. For many local government teams, it’s not just about launching a dashboard, but introducing cultural change.

So if you’re reading this blog, then kudos. You understand the value of publicly sharing your team’s progress against goals and are seeking ways to introduce this level of transparency and accountability into your local government organization.

This is a good place to start. We work with over 100 local governments across North America and many of them have an Envisio-powered performance dashboard published on their website. All Envisio public dashboards are fully ADA compliant (WCAG 2.1 AA conformant) so all users, regardless of disabilities or limitations, can access and enjoy the content.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 8 of our favorite city, school district and county government performance dashboards, and why we love them. 

I hope it’s useful. Let us know how else we can help.

3 Steps to More Meaningful Community Satisfaction Data

This is a guest blog post from Cory Poris Plasch, VP of Customer Success at POLCO. Cory and her team provide an award-winning civic engagement platform. Many Envisio customers work with POLCO to get 360° community input throughout the creation and execution of their strategic and departmental plans.

The vital few: how to identify your key performance measures

I know it’s coming, but I dread it just the same:

“So, how many performance measures do you think we should have?”

Ummm…

My left brain immediately offers this unhelpful answer: “No more than what you need to effectively manage performance.”

Although it’s technically good advice, it raises more questions than it answers.

So let’s take a different tack. Why do we measure performance?

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