Dubuque decided to focus on improving their lowest scoring goal area, Equity & Empowerment. Two factors led to low performance in this area: a general lack of activity in the community and a lack of common metrics to track progress across groups and initiatives. The first step was to analyze the STAR action measures that the city did not achieve to identify low-hanging fruit and opportunities for improvement. It quickly became clear that Dubuque needed a community-wide strategy to coordinate the various ongoing efforts and to better utilize local resources.
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