Tyler Clients Receive Top Honors: What Works Cities and Smart Cities Readiness Winners

May 02, 2019 by Meredith Trimble

Tyler Clients Receive Top Honors: What Works Cities and Smart Cities Readiness Winners

Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced seven cities that achieved 2019 What Works Cities Certification. This prestigious certification sets the national standard of excellence for “well-managed, data-driven local government,” according to Bloomberg’s site.

The certification program provides models that cities around the country can learn from and emulate, specifically in the area of using data and evidence to deliver results for residents and communities. “Data helps city leaders understand problems and measure success, and it helps citizens hold government accountable for meeting public needs on all the big challenges we face – from promoting health and safety to fighting climate change,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term Mayor of New York City, in the winner announcement.

Out of the seven cities that achieved certification, five are Tyler clients:

  • Kansas City, MO, gold level
  • Arlington, TX, silver level
  • Memphis, TN, silver level
  • Philadelphia, PA, silver level
  • Scottsdale, AZ, silver level

The remaining two, Louisville, KY, and Washington, DC, both at the gold level, also have Tyler solutions in their successful spheres. Jefferson County Public Schools is a Tyler client in Louisville, and both the District of Columbia Health Department and District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority partner with Tyler.

Among the outstanding programs, Arlington, TX, is making data accessible to key stakeholders. Sharing information with the federal government resulted in funding for a public transit ridesharing partnership. In Memphis, the city has improved services through a Good Government Performance Dashboard that tracks 911 response times, crime rates, and more. Results include smarter resource allocation and even doubling the adoption rate for stray animals. Learn more about all of the honorees and how they are using data to make better decisions and solve problems in the Bloomberg announcement release.

Smart Cities Readiness Winners

In March, we were proud to announce that six out of the ten Smart Cities Readiness Challenge finalists were Tyler clients. These cities excelled in using smart cities strategies to improve operations and better serve communities. During April’s Smart Cities Week in San Diego, CA, five grant recipients were chosen from among these ten. These cities have ambitious visions that are impactful, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable.

They have something else in common, too: Four of the five grant recipients are Tyler clients. Congratulations to our clients:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Racine, WI

These cities will receive year-long grants to help turn their smart city visions into at-scale projects. Learn more about their projects in the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge winners announcement.

Congratulations to these clients, as well as the 13 who were named as GovTech’s Top Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers, who continue to evolve and innovate to create solutions and build a safe, healthy, and vibrant society.

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