The Michigan Municipal League identified eight essential assets that make communities vibrant places in the 21st Century (21c3). Our purpose is to help local officials identify, develop, and implement strategies that will grow and strengthen Michigan’s communities in the coming decades. Messaging and Technology is one of the eight assets that help local government achieve greater transparency and create new virtual meeting places where people across spectrums of society can share their input and ideas.
I recently came across this article in Fast Company on Analytics for Local Governments. Big data and transparency are key ingredients for bigger cities with big IT budgets. Now smaller communities have the opportunity to track how they are performing, utilizing Compass from Revelstone. I highly recommend taking the time to investigate Compass performance analytics and benchmarking platform for local governments.