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StatNet Conference: Managing Performance Using Data in Municipal Government

The Collins Center for Public Management at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies hosts the second annual StatNet conference on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The sessions will build on last year's lessons, with additional focus on department-level implementation.

Join us for an interactive, pragmatic training on how to improve the management of your city or town by using data more strategically. Learn about how to start a CitiStat program (or similar management system) or improve your current system. 

Learn about how to start a CitiStat program (or similar management system), or improve your current system.

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


Registration fee: $50 per person or free for officials from StatNet member communities:
Amesbury, Boston, Hartford, Lowell, Somerville, Westfield, Woburn and Worcester

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking vouchers will also be distributed.


(1)  Email our StatNet Coordinator to hold your

(2)  Mail registration fee along and printed registration form to the Collins Center (address provided on the form).

(3)  Fill out the attached data survey on fleet management and email it to by Friday, May 11.
(This step is optional and for participants from municipalities only.)     

Need disability related accommodations?

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.

Event Cost: $50 per person; free for officials from StatNet communities in Massachusetts