COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

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Portland has been awarded silver level certification from What Works Cities, a national recognition program for excellence in data-driver local governance.
The City of Portland has implemented open data since 2009. Our latest progress in open data facilitates collaboration and building digital services for a 21st century organization. Six open data principles can guide City bureaus to implement their own open data strategies. 
What Works Cities certification provides a national standard for management of local governments using data and evidence. In this blog series, we highlight WWC certification criteria and what the City of Portland is doing to achieve them.
We asked Lindsey Maser and Renata Tirta to share how they’ve used behavioral insights and evaluation in their work and why they think it’s important.
We asked Christine Kendrick, Denise López and Elisabeth Perez to talk about their work addressing the digital divide during the COVID pandemic, using a $5 million CARES Act grant to provide internet access, devices, and digital literacy skills to the community.