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Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Know Thy City: Ideas to Action FULL

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Data is everywhere - whether it’s generated by automated systems operating in real time or locked away in a row of filing cabinets - that can potentially tell us how our cities are performing and changing. But particularly in small cities, the staff capacity, strategy, and political will to harness this information for better decision making often falls short of futuristic predictions. Over the last year Josh Edwards has led Durham to become a What Works City and a Bloomberg Innovation team grant award winner. This session is an opportunity to share ideas and experiences in improving Performance Management culture and how to shift from internal improvement to also looking beyond organizational walls to tackling broader community challenges.

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Josh Edwards

Strategic Initiatives Manager, City of Durham, NC
Josh Edwards is the City of Durham’s Strategic Initiatives Manager and leads the Office of Performance and Innovation (OPI). The OPI team helps all 24 departments accomplish Durham’s “One Vision and Five Goals,” by advancing the City’s Strategic Plan, providing a framework for data driven decision making, fostering a culture of innovation, and leading process improvements.


Jayson White

Oklahoma City, OK, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 209, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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