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Phoenix Achieves What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Levelhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1991Articles and Features7/14/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1991/Newsroom_Works_Gold.jpgPhoenix Achieves What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Level<div class="ExternalClass7966A416694E4001A3A93E330F07AD03"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <em>Phoenix</em> </strong> <strong> <em> Recognized as </em> </strong> <strong> <em>One of the Best American Cities at Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents' Lives<br></em> </strong>​<img src="/piosite/MediaAssets/Phoenix%20-%20Facebook%20-%20gold.png" style="margin:5px;width:284px;height:242px;" /><br></p>Phoenix has achieved 2021 <a target="_blank" href="https://www.bloomberg.org/press/bloomberg-philanthropies-recognizes-16-u-s-cities-using-data-most-effectively-to-improve-residents-lives/">What Works Cities Certification</a>, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making.<br><br>Phoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020) as part of WWC's Certification program. What Works Cities is a national initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help cities use data and evidence more effectively to tackle their most pressing challenges.<br><br>“I'm proud that Phoenix has leveled up to earn the What Works Cities Gold certification, especially over the course of an incredibly challenging year in which city staff across departments had to pivot to meet new needs," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “A city government that uses data, evidence, and resident perspectives to drive decisions and creation of policies and programs is more impactful, and more meaningfully serves its community. This achievement speaks to the innovative, passionate public servants in Phoenix, and the continuous effort to better learn from and respond to the needs and ideas of our residents."<br><br>What Works Cities Certification assesses cities based on their <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/what-works-cities-certification-assessment-guide-5c514f1dff1b">data-driven decision-making practices</a>, such as whether they are using data to set goals and track progress, allocate funding, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, and achieve desired outcomes from contracts with outside vendors. The program also measures whether cities are publicly and transparently communicating about their use of data and evidence.<br><br>Phoenix is among three previously certified cities to advance to the next level of Certification: Phoenix, AZ (Gold); Cambridge, MA (Gold); and Memphis, TN (Gold). Four cities renewed their certification this year: South Bend, IN (Silver); San Jose, CA (Silver); Tempe, AZ (Gold); and Topeka, KS (Silver). <br><br>“Beginning in 2017, the What Works Cities Certification process has provided Phoenix a clear roadmap to enhance the strategic use of data and evidence across the organization. Leading with data has helped us to successfully navigate the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic," said City Manager Ed Zuercher. “This Certification is a great validation that we are operating at the highest level for the residents we serve."<br><br>The 16 new cities that achieved Certification this year include four cities at the Gold level (Austin, TX; Chattanooga, TN; Detroit, MI; and Gilbert, AZ) and 12 cities at the Silver level: Baton Rouge, LA; Bellevue, WA; Fort Collins, CO; Glendale, AZ; Irving, TX; Little Rock, AR; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Norfolk, VA; Portland, OR; San Antonio, TX; and Syracuse, NY. <br><br>“City leaders are using data to understand and support the needs of residents like never before," said Michele Jolin, CEO and Co-Founder of Results for America, the lead partner in the What Works Cities initiative. “Throughout the COVID crisis and a historic reckoning with racial injustice, mayors have relied on data to identify and narrow racial gaps, and to make smarter investments that increase opportunity for all their residents. These cities are testing new solutions and measuring what works, rebuilding trust in government by engaging with their residents, and using evidence and data to drive faster progress on their toughest challenges."<br><br>Jennifer Park, founding director of What Works Cities Certification, shared, “Since Certification was first introduced, cities have made tremendous progress in their ability to build the data capacity and skills needed to drive their decision-making with data and evidence. This year, cities used data and evidence to guide their response to COVID, address budget shortfalls, reimagine public safety, advance equity, and much more. Data wasn't just a valuable tool for city leaders –⁠ it was a necessity."<br><br>What Works Cities Certification was developed by a team of experts from Results for America in close consultation with the<a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/meet-the-what-works-cities-certification-standard-committee-524ed1394c74"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/what-works-cities-certification/meet-the-what-works-cities-certification-standard-committee-524ed1394c74">What Works Cities Certification Standard Committee</a>. To evaluate cities, these experts conducted a rigorous validation process of cities' Certification assessments and participated in site visits to the highest-performing cities to determine the city's Certification level.<br><br>The program has inspired a movement of cities that are doubling down on their commitment to building the most well-managed local governments possible and using Certification as a roadmap for doing so. More than 200 cities have completed a<a target="_blank" href="https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4620807/NEW-2018-Certification-Application"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4620807/NEW-2018-Certification-Application">Certification assessment</a> to have their practices benchmarked against the national standard. The assessment is the first step to receiving exclusive support from What Works Cities to continue building a more effective local government. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit<a target="_blank" href="http://www.whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification"> </a><a target="_blank" href="https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification">https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/certification</a>.<br></html></div>NewsarticleCommunications OfficeArticleMichael Hammett, Int. Deputy Communications Dir.602-859-5089602-534-0108michael.hammett@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/89/Michael_Hammett.jpgcityofphoenixazPhoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020).

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass095A3C4961DD4AB889634CEE913BAF7B"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 1, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Parkway E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Maryvale Community Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, November 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, November 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> First Institutional Baptist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1141 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> American Family Fields of Phoenix<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3805 North 53rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 8, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Mesquite Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4525 E Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Friday, November 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Aeroterra Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1725 E. McKinley Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Portal to the Past Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2112Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2112/Water Is Life.jpgPortal to the Past Lecture Series<div class="ExternalClassB2B286D587174BB5A96D035163F19783"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Explore Arizona's Water Heritage</strong></p> <p> <strong>Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​</strong> </p> <p>Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona.</p> <p> <strong>“The Gila and The Salt – Our River Stories"</strong> family friendly program will take place outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum, and the <strong>“Water is Life Panel Discussion"</strong> will take place in the Museum's Community Room. </p> <p> <strong>Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees. </strong> </p> <p> <em>Both programs are free and open to the public with an RSVP ticket available now at Eventbrite</em>.</p> <h3> Program Details: The Gila and The Salt - Our River Stories <br>Date: October 20 <br>Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm </h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Cost: Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees*<br>Where: Outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A masked storytelling performance that narrates the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers communities and their centuries of water use in the Valley. Written and performed by Zarco Guerrero, artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient, this colorful, funny, and informative performance is enjoyable for the whole family.<br>Eventbrite RSVP - <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517</a></p> <h3>Program Details: Virtual Program "Water is Life: A Panel Discussion"</h3><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021</h3><h3>6 - 7:30pm<br></h3><p>​Cost: Free<br></p><p>Where: Webex<br></p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Webex Link: <a href="https://phoenixparks.webex.com/phoenixparks/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec809f7026f61377d98488367749ebdfe" target="_blank"><strong>Join the Lecture</strong></a><br> <br>For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901.<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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