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Indian River County quality of life community indicators project

Project ID: 498
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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 08/18/17
Project LocationIndian River County, Florida
Lead OrganizationPelican Island Audubon Society
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):

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


Project Description

The Pelican Island Audubon Society initiated this project in 2007 to encourage the county commissioners and the community leaders to think about how they would attain a sustainable quality of life. They have claimed they want to be sustainable but never progressed past a county compreheneive plan done many years ago. Pelican Island Audubon Society leaders took the initiative, formed an advisory group, conducted focus groups and workshops in many parts of the county, and gathered ideas for indicator categories and sources for data bases. We are now about to open up a web site, invite community responses to a short survey, and develop a much more detailed county wide survey to determine a useful list of indicators. We are exploring ways to link to the many data bases -- economic, social and environmental -- we know to exist in county, regional and state agencies and in the hands of other NGOs. We are also looking to the local schools and colleges for help in gathering and examining available data bases for their value to this project.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
We have gathered community input for about 200 indicator categories and we are now sifting through the categories and developing a detailed community survey to get public input as to which would be the most useful indicators.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Graham Cox
Pelican Island Audubon Society
PO Box 1833, Oslo Road
Vero Beach , Florida 32961

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