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Measurements & Solutions Task Force

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MeetingsAugust 2019 to April 2020

Place: TBD

MembershipAt least two (2) community members; two (2), members with professional data analysis expertise including a background in economics, social science, public policy, or similar; two (2), members with community organizing experience; two (2), At-Large members; and one (1) council member.

Term: 2 years

Purpose: To identify appropriate measurements, benchmarks, solutions and metrics for the designated priority areas (Jobs/Wages, Affordable Housing, Public Health Care, and Education) for use in The Vibrant Community Funding process.

Specifically, the commission is charged with establishing measurements, benchmarks, solutions and metrics in a formal report to council in May 2020. The commission shall seek to understand the best way to impact the priority areas; specifically to:

 • Conduct best practice research on the four priority areas

 • Engage the community to understand what solutions community members prefer in each priority area         including but not limited to: 

    • Community meetings & stakeholder interviews
    • Formal liaison with Nonprofit Leaders of Color network
    • Active engagement of people from marginalized communities   

The commission will be staffed to provide technical and logistical assistance and provided with a third-party facilitator to ensure equal and active engagement among members.

ContactShayla Givens, Human Services Planner; givenss@charlottesville.org.