StatNet Conference: Managing Performance Using Data in Municipal Government

May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Healey Library, 11th floor, UMass Boston
Registration Fee: $50 per person**

** Free for officials from StatNet member communities, including Amesbury, Boston, Hartford, Lowell, Somerville, Westfield, Woburn, and Worcester.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited!


(1) Email Amy Dain, StatNet Coordinator, at, to hold your space.
(2) Mail registration fees along with this registration form to the Collins Center, address on the form.
(3) Fill out the attached data survey on fleet management and email it to by Friday, May 11. (Optional, and for participants from municipalities only.)
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StatNet Training
Participants will:

  • Practice analyzing data using real data sets (provided by participating communities),
  • Discuss best practices of existing CitiStat programs in New England,
  • Gain insights into how to work with department heads to make change,
  • Compare notes with other municipal leaders on how they use data to make decisions,
  • Discuss how understanding data on operations has helped your municipality and others manage budgeting in constrained fiscal years,
  • Learn about ways to improve cross-departmental collaboration.

StatNet is a network of municipal officials using CitiStat or other data-driven performance management approaches. The group gathers three times per year for in-depth discussion of municipal governance, and works on other collaborative efforts. The Collins Center for Public Management coordinates the initiative, in collaboration with the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research.