Large Turnout for First StatNet Training Day

May 18, 2011
David Luberoff (Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston)

More than 120 representatives from New England municipalities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations attended the first StatNet Training Day, which was held on Wednesday, May 18th at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The training was sponsored and organized by New England StatNet, a network of municipal officials using CitiStat or other data-driven performance management approaches that is coordinated by UMass Boston’s Collins Center for Public Management in collaboration with the Rappaport Institute and the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. Speakers at the training session included HKS Lecturer Robert Behn, who is a Rappaport Institute faculty affiliate; Devin Lyons-Quirk, a former Rappaport Policy Fellow who is now Senior Project Manager for Performance for the City of Boston; and Stephanie Hirsch, who supervised several Rappaport Policy Fellows and also worked closely with students from an Institute-supported class on budgeting and management that carried out several projects for the City of Somerville. Amy Dain, another former Rappaport Fellow, coordinates the StatNet initiative. More information about New England StatNet (formerly known as MassStat) is available at