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.