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Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT)

Project ID: 315
CIC Member?:
Yes
Active Project?:
Yes
Year Project Began:
1993
Year of Latest Report:
2014
Last Update: 06/19/16
Project LocationReno/Sparks/Washoe County, NV
State/ProvinceNV
CountryUSA
Lead OrganizationTruckee Meadows Tomorrow
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, Multi-State Region, National

Issue Areas:
Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism

Keywords:
quality of life indicators, adopt an indicator, compacts

Project Description

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is an independent, non-profit organization that has engaged the northern Nevada community over two decades to identify a value system of measurable and actionable indicators to monitor the community's success at preserving and enhancing quality of life. TMT currently tracks 33 indicators across 10 quality of life categories, updating more than 200 data measures on its Web site, publishing indicator briefings, and comprehensive “Well-Being Reports,” which also show the average citizen steps they can take to improve the measurable results of specific areas of concern. TMT also works with business and community leaders, local governments, educators and other nonprofits to identify collaborative opportunities to create positive community change through its Adopt an Indicator and Quality of Life Compacts programs.

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Awards and Recognitions: 2005 CIC Innovation Award, for collaborative programs resulting in positive community change

Achievements: • Increased voter registration and general election voter turnout • Creation of a best practices booklet and council, cultivating parental involvement in schools; and community-wide compact to support schools • Increased recycling rates and conservation measures; and reduction of trash sent to the landfill • Increased public support for open space, cleanups, stewardship and nature study areas • Increased number of affordable housing units and rental opportunities • Improved youth at-risk behaviors (and even more achievements across indicators)

Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
Arts & cultural vitality
1. Expression of culture through the arts
2. Participation in the arts & cultural activities
Civic engagement
3. Voter turnout
4. Effective government engagement
5. Civility & neighborhood pride
6. Emergency preparedness
Economic wellbeing
7. Individual & family economic wellbeing
8. Economic vitality
9. Workforce development
10. Entrepreneurship
Education & lifelong learning
11. Educational infrastructure to meet community needs
12. Educational success
13. Community-wide involvement in education
14. Literate community
Enrichment 15. Recreation
16. Philanthropy
17. Access to faith communities & spiritual wellbeing
Health & wellness
18. Access to healthcare
19. Wellness & preventative healthcare
20. Mental health & social wellbeing
Innovation
21. Renewable energy
22. Technology infrastructure & engagement
23. Transformative community initiatives
Land use & infrastructure
24. Affordable housing
25. Land use balance & sensitivity
26. Development that encourages healthy lifestyles & neighborhood livability
Natural environment
28. Air quality
29. Clean & available water
30. Open space access & connectivity
Public wellbeing
31. Perception of safety
32. Secure families
33. Community responsiveness to its most vulnerable populations

Does this project have Performance Measures?: Yes
Performance measures are included in data measures supporting TMT's 33-quality of life indicators: http://www.truckeemeadowstomorrow.org/quality-of-life-indicators

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: Yes
TMT's quality of life indicator data have been used in Washoe County, NV's strategic planning, budgeting and performance management system, which in turn, reports performance measures that are included as data measures for TMT's indicator. These same indicators have been used in varying degrees for decades of regional planning and city master planning.

Contact Information

Karen Hruby
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT)
PO Box 33504
Reno, NV 89533-3504
USA
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