COUNTY STAT AGENDA Introductions & Ground Rules Why Stats Matter- Best Practice Examples Cuyahoga County Stat Brainstorm Vote Break-out Report-Out
INTRODUCTIONS Ask someone next to you: – Their name and afﬁliation – Why they chose this session – What they hope to accomplish Share what you learned
STATS MATTER“CitiStat is helping us replace a culture of delay and avoidance with a culture of accountability and results,” summarized OʼMalley. “It puts information into the hands of many managers, rather than a few. And this shared knowledge allows government to change and adjust more quickly to better serve the public.”Government by Numbers: How CitiStatʼs hard data and straight talk saved Baltimore,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2007
STATS MATTERBaltimore Citi-Stathttp://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/CitiStat.aspxhttp://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/CitiStat/LearnaboutCitiSMontgomery County MD STAT http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl.asp? url=/content/exec/stat/presentations.asp
STATS MATTER A Performance Measure used to:! Evaluate,! control,! budget,! motivate,! promote,! celebrate,! learn, and! improve
CUYAHOGA COUNTY STAT Goal or purpose of County Stat What Information do you currently collect? What information do you plan to collect? How will you collect it? How will it be used? Why is this important to citizens? What are avenues for citizen feedback and access to metrics?
OPEN GOVERNMENT & STAT Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing. Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the beneﬁt of information that is widely dispersed in society. Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Why is the concept of government statistics important to you, your community? Discuss with your table and create a goal or an objective for County Stat as it relates to transparency in government. Share with the group Sticker Voting
DESIGNING A PILOT PROJECT You are a group of citizen experts. Think about the goals and objectives discussed earlier. What might be your role in reaching those goals? How can we support the County in doing good business? What are speciﬁc actions to take to reach those goals?