Get Support to Build a Well-Managed Local Government
Cities of all shapes and sizes are doubling down on their commitment to deliver the best possible results for residents by using What Works Cities Certification as a guide to accelerate their progress. A national standard of excellence in city governance, Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which leaders incorporate data and evidence in decision-making. The program is open to any U.S. city with a population of 30,000 or more.
Over 100 cities have completed a What Works Cities Assessment to have their practices benchmarked against Certification’s national standard and to understand how to improve. While top-performing cities go on to receive our Certification award, the Certification program is for all cities looking to accelerate their progress. Completing an Assessment makes cities eligible to receive a range of exclusive support—from learning and networking opportunities to technical assistance engagements—from our expert partners.
Have questions? Reach out to our Certification team at firstname.lastname@example.org.