(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Monday, August 19, 2019, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling officially unveiled the new “Mayor’s Dashboard” - an interactive look at the information and statistics that help guide the city. The Mayor’s Dashboard is a web-based platform that is accessible to the public directly from the city’s homepage norwalkct.org.
“Norwalk is data-driven, and we make decisions based on facts, trends, and information. Much of what is presented on the Mayor's Dashboard I am using to steer the direction of our city,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling. “Our residents expect and deserve high-quality services and have the right to know their tax dollars are going to good use. I am incredibly proud of what we have put together. Displaying this information on our homepage shows our commitment to accountability and continuous improvement.”
The Dashboard does not show information grouped by department, instead, it is deliberately sorted into six different areas representative of the fabric of what makes Norwalk a great place to live, work, and visit. The Dashboard presents information in a modern way to tell the story of what is happening all around Norwalk. Most of this work occurs behind-the-scenes, and the Dashboard brings that story to life. There are currently over 100 data points that were selected based on feedback from City staff and their experiences interacting with the public.
“I firmly believe in government transparency, and I am thrilled that we can share this information directly with the public. This information was not chosen because it made us look good, but rather, it was what we felt the public would be interested in seeing,” Rilling stated. “The Mayor's Dashboard is a living product, and we will continually look to add and expand the information as we move forward. I hope the public takes time to explore the Dashboard and will let us know what they think. Their feedback is critical and will help inform where we go next.”
To view the Mayor’s Dashboard, visit norwalkct.org.