Watch this recorded webinar with Envisio and leaders from the City of Tempe, AZ, for a deep-dive into the creation and implementation of their trailblazing Community Safety Strategic Plan.

In September 2020, City of Tempe Mayor, Corey Woods, assembled a Public Safety Advisory Task Force. The goal was to engage with community members on their recommendations around trust, equity, and policing. A year later, the city launched a pioneering, community-based strategic plan, and a corresponding public dashboard, to increase trust between residents and the police department.

During this session, Wydale Holmes, Interim Director, Innovation and Strategic Management Office, and Rosa Inchausti, Deputy City Manager/Chief Innovation Officer, share details of the city’s journey towards public safety reform–from building a task force, to facilitating productive community dialogue, to creating an actionable plan with measurable results.

Watch this recorded webinar to learn:

  • Why the City of Tempe embarked on this journey and their vision for the future of community safety in their community
  • Practical steps and lessons learned for creating a community-driven plan
  • An overview of the city’s Community Safety Strategic Plan (which includes reforms in hiring, reimagining response models for 911 calls, use of technologies, training, how the city engages with people of color, and addressing calls related to mental health).
  • Tactics for developing meaningful performance measures for community safety
  • How the city uses Envisio to share results and maintain transparency with residents

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Mike Bell, Envisio Solutions

Mike is Founder and CEO of Envisio, the leading strategic planning and performance management software solution serving the public sector. Mike founded Envisio with a vision to provide public sector leaders with the tools and support to build transparent, high-performing organizations. Mike is a recognized expert in local government planning, performance management and comparative benchmarking.

Wydale Holmes, City of Tempe, AZ

Wydale is Interim Director of the Innovation and Strategic Management Office at the City of Tempe. She has been employed with Tempe for over 18 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.

Rosa Inchausti, City of Tempe, AZ

Rosa’s 29 years with the City of Tempe have included many firsts. She began her career as the first bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist. She then forged the City’s diversity efforts as the first Diversity Director which then led to yet another first, as the Strategic Management and Diversity Director. During this time, she was responsible for transforming the organization into a data-driven municipality and aligning the City Council’s priorities into an actionable strategic plan. As co-chair of Tempe’s Technology and Innovation Steering Committee, Rosa identified and recommended the adoption of new technologies and innovations that advanced the quality of life for residents and businesses. All of these firsts have led her to become the first female Deputy City Manager where she will continue to strive towards improving the lives of all of those who live, work, and play in Tempe. Rosa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s in Counseling from Northern Arizona University.