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Memphis Receives “What Cities Work Certification” from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Memphis is in the national spotlight for good reason. The city is one of only seven in the country to receive a prestigious honor.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis is in the national spotlight for good reason. The city is one of only seven in the country to receive a prestigious honor.

Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded the 2019 “What Works Cities Certification,” a national standard of excellence in city governance.  It rates how well cities are managed by measuring how leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making.

Memphis was recognized for data aiding in 911 response times, crime rates, and police employment statistics.

The report notes the approach is life-saving and has already enhanced city services.