"To drive citizen-focused and data driven solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City’s delivery of services." - OPMOD Mission
We are a small team of data driven individuals who are seeking to better the City of Chattanooga. We understand the power of data in today's world, and we hope to push the City internally to maximize the immense amounts of data it has to the benefit of its constituents. We utilize several methodologies to achieve our mission. We runs several types of training aimed at front line employees as we understand our office itself cannot serve all data needs through City government. We also push data top down data via departmental performance measures submitted by departments along with their request for funding each year. Ultimately, these programs are aimed at driving change and higher usage of data driven decision making tools within the City.
What We Do
“ChattaData is a combination of our Open Data platform and a performance management tool that tracks, monitors, and makes public our efforts, holding us accountable and helping us achieve our goals.”
ChattaData Open Data is a one stop repository for all City created data made available to the public. The goal of providing data to the public is to increase transparency of City processes as well as increase data driven decision making within City government. The City of Chattanooga has partnered with numerous agencies to point them to the right data they need on the Open Data portal to improve their delivery of services as well.
The ChattaData performance dashboard is the Chattanooga City Government’s performance management dashboard. Since the adoption of an open data program in 2014, Chattanooga’s government’s has tirelessly focused on bettering itself by taking data driven steps to improve how it handles many of the responsibilities and challenges set before it. The city government sets clearly defined, easily measured goals that challenge our governmental departments to become more efficient.
The ChattaData dashboard serves as landing page for where anyone can monitor the progress the city is making in accomplishing these goals. Constituents and outside observers alike can see what goals the government has set for itself and whether it is meeting those goals, with the most up to date numbers provided for the highest degree of accuracy possible. ChattaData is split into five different areas: Safer Streets, Growing Economy, Stronger Neighborhoods, Smarter Students & Stronger Families, and High Performing Governments. Each of these represents an area which Chattanooga is dedicated to improving itself through data driven performance management.
You can learn more about and track the progress of these goals at the ChattaData home page, found here.
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