Chattanooga is bringing all of its data into a single portal through an expanded partnership with Tyler Tech’s Socrata. The effort is part of a broader vision for a data-driven city government.
Over the past four years, the city has made significant strides in its data strategy by implementing data transparency programs such as Budgeting for Outcomes, ChattaData, and the Chattanooga Peak Academy, as well as by participating as a What Works City. Now, the city is implementing the Socrata Connected Government Cloud to enable better data sharing within city government and improve service delivery.
Chattanooga first partnered with Socrata in 2014, after passing an executive order and developing an open data policy. In addition to the open data portal, the city uses the Socrata platform to power its ChattaData site, which tracks city performance on strategic goals including creating stronger neighborhoods, safer streets, and growing the economy.
The SCGC will serve as a self-service centralized data repository for Chattanooga employees. The repository will help make data governance more consistent and improve data sharing across agencies and offices.
“Our vision is to create a Chattanooga where everyone has a great quality of life and enjoys a thriving economy,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “Data is at the heart of addressing affordable housing, promoting early learning, and fostering innovation. We’re aiming for a higher purpose, and we’re going to get there by strategically using data.”