Bipartisan Mayors and Top Local Officials Join Moneyball for Government Campaign to Invest in What Works

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WASHINGTON – Results for America, an initiative of America Achieves, announced today that ten new mayors support the Moneyball for Government principles and are now Moneyball for Government All-Stars. The mayors’ continued commitment to a “what works” agenda is a sign of how a growing number of local leaders nationwide are increasingly using data, evidence and evaluation to improve outcomes for their residents. The ten new Moneyball for Government All-Stars are:page1image7616

  • Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
  • Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

These ten mayors join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (now Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) as members of the bipartisan Moneyball for Government Local All-Star team.

All of these mayors support the following Moneyball for Government principles which call upon government at all levels to:

  • Build evidence about the practices, policies and programs that will achieve the most effective and efficient results so that policymakers can make better decisions;
  • Invest limited taxpayer dollars in practices, policies and programs that use data, evidence and evaluation to demonstrate they work; and
  • Direct funds away from practices, policies and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.

“Local governments across the country are leading the way when it comes to investing in what works. I commend the mayors for their commitment to improving outcomes and thank them for joining our campaign,” said Michele Jolin, Managing Partner, Results for America.

The full list of Moneyball for Government All-Stars is available here.

As part of today’s announcement, Results for America is also launching their Local Moneyball for Government Fellowship Program and naming the inaugural class of fellows from 11 cities. The 11 local fellows, who were chosen through a competitive national process, will be participating in a rigorous 18-month initiative designed to help them develop and operate the local government infrastructure necessary to be able to use data, evidence and evaluation to improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities. The 11 fellows come from the local governments of Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake County, Seattle, and Tulsa. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation graciously provided support for Results for America’s Local Moneyball for Government Fellowship Program.

Also this week, Results for America will sponsor an event hosted by RealClearPolitics entitled “Investing in What Works: Mayors’ Best Practices.” The event will feature Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as keynote speaker and include Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith as panelists along with nonprofit leaders Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities and Kirsten Lodal, CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT. Click for more on how Baltimore and Philadelphia are already making great progress in establishing a “what works” agenda. The speakers will highlight best practices for implementing evidence-based programs and ways to replicate success.

“I commend these local champions for their commitment to helping their cities improve outcomes for their residents by using data, evidence and evaluation to get better results,” said Jolin. “Results for America looks forward to shining a bright light on the great work being done by these leaders and helping them continue to improve lives in their communities.”

Results for America will help the 11 local fellows achieve their goals through the following three core activities:

  • A New National Network. Fellows will create a new national network of accomplished local public-sector professionals who support the Moneyball for Government Principles and are committed to developing and implementing “what works” agendas in their cities. Fellows will be invited to at least five national Fellows meetings to learn more about the lessons learned and successes achieved in other cities.
  • Moneyball for Government Implementation Plans. Fellows will have the opportunity to design and execute actionable plans to implement the Moneyball for Government principles in their cities. These plans will serve as foundations for accelerating “what works” agendas in local governments all across the country. In order to support their efforts, each Fellow will be assigned a coach who can provide the deep technical assistance and project management that will ensure their success.
  • Access to Expertise. Fellows will also have access to well-known, and well- respected local, state and federal government leaders who have successfully developed and implemented “what works” plans all across the country. Experts will also be available to provide on-the-ground technical assistance to help Fellows implement their “what works” plans in their cities.

The 11 local fellows being announced today include:

Gilberto Montano, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of Albuquerque;
Emily Love, Director, Office of Innovation Delivery & Performance, City of Atlanta; Kaliope Parthemos, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of Baltimore;
Miguel Sangalang, Executive Officer, Budget & Innovation, Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles;
Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance Improvement, City of Louisville;
Oliver Wise, Director, Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans; Mindy Tarlow, Director, Office of Operations, City of New York;
Maia Jachimowicz, Policy Director, Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia; Nichole Dunn, Deputy Mayor/Chief Accountability Officer, Salt Lake County;
Kathleen Joncas, Deputy Mayor of Operations, City of Seattle; and
G.T. Bynum, City Councilor, City of Tulsa.

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