How to Become a What Works City

Local leadership is at the heart of What Works Cities, especially Mayors and other city chief executives who commit to using data and evidence to improve results for residents.

To find out how What Works Cities can work with you, complete this short survey to confirm that your mayor or local chief executives are ready to take action. Please consult our program criteria below to see if your city is eligible and discover how we can work together.


Program Criteria

Defining a What Works City

The What Works Cities Standard reflects a set of aspirations and activities that create a strong foundation for the effective use of data and evidence within city government. View the full Standard here.

Are you ready to take action? Get started here and join What Works Cities today.