Sallie Keller

Building Resilient Communities: Harnessing the Power of Data

Imagine waking up in 25 years, what sort of community will you be living in? More importantly, in 25 years, what sort of community do you want to be living in? City and county municipal governments want to be responsive to their residents, improve their quality of life, determine what services are needed, and to stimulate economic growth. During the course of administering public services and allocating resources, an abundance of data is generated. The story of the community is in these data. Every community has a unique phenotype, a set of characteristics that are influenced by its environment and drive its evolutionary trajectory. This presentation will share how we are fostering connections within the community to identify these unique characteristics with a focus on how to repurpose the various municipal and external data sources to support the community through data informed policy development