WHAT WORKS CITIES CERTIFICATION IS THE NATIONAL STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR WELL-MANAGED, DATA-DRIVEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Certification helps cities benchmark their progress and develop a roadmap for using data and evidence to deliver results for residents. By recognizing local governments excelling in this work, the program provides models others can learn from. Completing a Certification assessment is the entry point to What Works Cities and accessing the range of support our partners offer. The program is open to any U.S. city with a population of 30,000 or more.Get Started