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MISSION

The mission of TAD3 is to facilitate data-driven decisions by delivering easily accessible, place-based data, accompanied by leading edge, dynamic visualizations.

VISION

All citizens have the tools and they are empowered to use TAD3 to increase their knowledge, make competent data-driven decisions, and tell their stories.

VALUES

All activities associated with the development, maintenance and governance of TAD3 are guided by an open framework that includes:

  • Open Data - Data are made easily accessible to all, at the smallest levels of geography available (e.g., block), while maintaining confidentiality

  • Open Government - All government data, including plans, documents, organizational charts, staff contact information, budgets, etc. are easily accessible

  • Open Organization - Content and priorities are guided by engaged citizens in a dynamic organization

  • Open Source - Refers to something people can modify and share, not necessarily without costs, because its design is publicly accessible

OVERARCHING GOALS

Goals of TAD3 include:

  • Act as a data intermediary that increases citizen knowledge, trust and engagement, so all are empowered to contribute to our community and democracy

  • Provide a consistent interface and powerful toolset for examining community indicators

  • Provide on-line training and education in relevant data-related methods and topics

  • Highlight government and public agency/program return on investment (ROI) and social return on investment (sROI)

  • Serve as a backbone data and collaboration system for collective action initiatives

  • Support those working toward equality and equity

TAD3 provides tools for advancing data-driven decisions.