As a local government organization, you’ve got data–lots of it. But leveraging that data isn’t always easy or intuitive. If you’re looking for ideas on how to become a more data-driven and transparent municipality, watch our recorded webinar and Become a Local Government Data Storyteller!

Join Wydale Holmes, Director of the Innovation and Strategic Management Office in Tempe, Arizona, and Mike Funk, City Manager in Minnetonka, Minnesota, as they explore how to effectively use data to tell the story of organizational performance to elected officials and residents, how to use data to get buy-in for decisions, and to drive better community outcomes.

The City of Tempe is one of only five cities in the world to have earned Platinum Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities status. The City of Minnetonka is consistently ranked as one of Envisio’s most-visited community dashboards and the city’s planning and performance management process was recently showcased in American City & County magazine.

Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about:

  • Leveraging data to tell the story of your organization’s progress and impact
  • Ideas for getting started with a performance measurement and management program 
  • Getting buy-in to share data publicly—from community safety to resident satisfaction scores
  • How and when to use data in the decision-making process
  • The importance of providing data in context
  • Key lessons and stories from these award-winning cities

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Wydale Holmes, City of Tempe, AZ

Wydale is Director of the Innovation and Strategic Management Office at the City of Tempe. She has been employed with Tempe for over 20 years. Wydale provides facilitation and analysis in strategic management and partners with City departments to develop strategy and action plans, measure performance, and implement strategic plans. Wydale has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Public Manager (CPM) designations and the ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management. She has specialized training in organizational performance consulting, mediation, grant writing, and public sector HR management. Wydale holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Wydale has trained in the Techniques of Participation (ToPs) Facilitation and Strategic Planning Methodologies.

Mike Funk

Mike is currently serving as City Manager at the City of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Mike has more than 25 years of city administration experience working in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Before joining the City of Minnetonka, Mike served as the Assistant City Manager/HR Director for the City of Maplewood, MN and City Administrator for the communities of Minnetrista, MN; Olivia, MN; and Gibbon, NE.

Rob Hines

Rob Hines is a Senior Customer Success Manager with Envisio. He has many years of experience successfully managing client and stakeholder relationships, and he currently assists Envisio customers with implementation solutions, strategic execution and performance management. Rob values transparency, directness, honesty, diversity, respect, creativity and humor. Rob has a BSc in Agriculture. He also takes great pride in being strategic: “I plan my work and work my plan.”