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A 2022 Celebration of our Envisionaries

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Goodbye, 2022! What a year. To top it off, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the successes of some of our customers–from those that launched their first ever Envisio-powered public dashboards, to those that have received awards, and the people who made it all come together.

We are honored to work closely alongside these Envisionaries who have embraced technology in order to more effectively execute strategy, measure performance, and make our public agencies more transparent.

Envisionaries that launched their first public dashboard!

We believe that trust and transparency are the cornerstones of a strong and healthy democracy. Launching a public dashboard is one of the ways public agencies can strengthen and rebuild a trusting relationship between the organization and the people it serves.

Of course, Envisio public dashboards also let us see amazing strategies in action! There are so many innovative and interesting projects that our customers have undertaken this year to make their organizations more efficient and their communities better places to live.

So, without further ado, congratulations to these Envisionaries on launching their first public dashboards in 2022, and pushing us towards a better, more transparent future.

  • City of Waco, Texas
    The City of Waco’s public dashboard includes their objectives of improving quality of life for all their residents, creating an inclusive environment, as well as improving safety and economic development. Their action items include “access to fair housing” and “supporting small businesses,” and we are proud to call them Envisionaries.
  • City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
    The City of Albuquerque has an incredible outcome-based strategic plan for their city that includes environmental protection, cultural programming, and improving access to healthcare services (and so much more). Their dashboard is a great example of how data can be used to support strategic goals. Amazing!
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Ohio
    Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is focused on creating an excellent experience for everyone on campus – faculty, staff, and students alike. With a stunning plan consisting of six pillars and forty-two strategic initiatives (from in-depth DEI strategies to developing strong professional development initiatives) their public dashboard gives deep insight into their metrics, analytics, and plans.
  • City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia made 18 projects (as part of the Operations Transformation Fund they received) visible to the public through Envisio. Their plans include digital equity (such as providing under-resourced recreation centers with reliable internet), and improving city-wide accessibility services.
  • Clayton County, Georgia
    Clayton County used the funds they received from their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to improve their health and wellness services, and further their efforts at economic recovery following COVID-19. We are impressed with their commitment to making their plans available to the public!
  • Town of Prosper, Texas
    Prosper has gone public with their strategic plan! It includes thoughtfully mapped out efforts towards revitalizing their downtown core, having more events and festivals that connect residents with one another, and improving their trails and parks. Great work!
  • Dorchester County, South Carolina
    Dorchester County’s strategic plan is built around their values of balancing growth and preservation. They also have a public safety performance dashboard, which demonstrates a commitment to fostering greater trust in community relations, as well as crisis management and recovery.
  • Municipality of North Grenville, Ontario
    2022 has been an exciting year for North Grenville. Not only did they win the highest possible level of certification on city data from the World Council (more on that later…), they also published their strategic plan for residents to see. They are building a vibrant, economically diverse and resilient community.
  • City of Roseville, Minnesota
    Roseville’s public Strategic Racial Action and Equity Plan (SREAP) is a fantastic example of a strong strategic plan capable of being dynamic and responsive to the needs of a community or organization’s goals. Roseville is really operationalizing equity through actionable items and S.M.A.R.T goals, and we love to see it.
  • City of Tempe, Arizona
    Tempe’s Community Safety Strategic Plan is built to improve trust between residents and the police, as well as implement the broader community’s advice around other solutions to public safety. This includes actionable items such as empowering social service professionals and improving the services they are able to provide, and looking closely at how the city engages with Black/Indigenous/people of color, as well as those suffering from mental health issues. Learn more about how Tempe is reimagining community safety here.

Awards and recognition

This past year, a number of our customers won awards and received recognition for their amazing plans, use of data, and performance management programs.

Here are just some of them!

Starting off our list, in 2022, the Municipality of North Grenville, Ontario, was presented with the ISO 37120 Platinum Certification by the World Council on City Data (WCCD). This small-but-mighty community was granted the highest level of certification that the World Council offers. It reflects their commitment to data-informed, data-driven decision making, and we look forward to seeing what else they achieve. Congratulations, North Grenville!

While we are celebrating distinctions, we also want to acknowledge that in the past 18 months, a number of Envisio customers have been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies distinction of “What Works Cities.” This award, consisting of a rigorous evaluation process, is given to cities in recognition of their exceptional use of data to inform policy and funding decisions, their efforts at creating operational efficiencies, and their engagement of residents. Envisio clients who have been awarded this distinction are:

  • City of Irving, TX
  • City of Scottsdale, AZ
  • City of Tempe, AZ
  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • City of Bellevue, WA
  • City of Philadelphia, PA
  • City of Salinas, CA

Congratulations to all these clients who have been externally recognized for their hard work!

Key Envisionaries

And last but not least, we wanted to shout out a few individuals who acted as incredible change-agents for their organizations and their industry by pushing towards greater transparency, trust, and organizational excellence.

First off, we would like to recognize Kirsten Decker, of the Denver Public Library, CO, who was named to the ICMA Performance Management Advisory Committee Member this year.

We would also like to congratulate Michael Sable, Assistant City Manager at the City of Bloomington, MN, for being elected to the ICMA Executive Board of Directors.

Our Customer Success team would also like to recognize the exceptional work of Hillary Geneau of North Grenville, ON; Jesse Muniz from the City of Albuquerque, NM; Guillermo Garcia form the City of Kerrville, TX; Thomas Brooks, City of Roseville, MN; and Matthew Galloway, Village of Roselle, IL.

Thank you again to all of our customers for a great year. We look forward to celebrating more of your successes in 2023!

Mary King

Mary King is a professional writer and researcher based in Toronto. She comes to Envisio with a Masters Degree, where she researched the relationship between the disappearance of urban public spaces, and high level decision-making processes in local governments.

For nearly a decade, Mary has worked as a community organizer, promoter, and supportive researcher in a variety of nonprofits and think-tanks, and her favorite area of focus was in connecting local artists with marginalized youth. Since 2017, her writings and research on policy, local governance, and its relationship to public art and public space has been presented at conferences internationally. She has also served as both a conference chair and lead facilitator on professional and academic conferences across Canada on how to better bridge academic research with local change-agents, policy makers, artists, and community members.

Envisio’s mission of excellence and trust in the public sector maps onto Mary's interest in local government and community mobilization. She loves working at Envisio because she cares about having well organized, strategic, and transparent public organizations and local governments. Mary is also a creative writer and musician and has been supported in her practice by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her stories can be found in literary journals across Canada.

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