Valley Benchmark Communities (VBC) is a group of 13 Arizona municipalities working to improve local government performance. As one of the largest and oldest performance management consortiums in the U.S. and covering a population of over 4 million in the Phoenix metro area, VBC creates a trend report that informs, represents, and supports its members and the general public on an annual basis. VBC, by working collaboratively with designated representatives from local governments and their communities:
- Identifies common demographic, financial, and performance information.
- Uses this information to better understand the similarities, differences, and complexities of community operations.
- Openly shares best practices, data, and other resources.
This collaboration has produced valuable insights for VBC members and its community partners and helped develop and improve relationships and performance across Arizona.
The (13) participating communities (in alphabetical order) are Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe.
Partnerships with Arizona State University (ASU), the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) have also deepened the work of VBC and its member communities.
View the latest Valley Benchmark Communities Trend Report