The information gathered through the assessment offers a powerful tool for you to see what’s working in your community, where to target your efforts, and a way to convey your impact to town leaders, funders, and key stakeholders. Doing the assessment annually will also allow you to see your progress year over year. It will also help us better help you, since as part of the follow-up, CMSC will provide you with targeted resources and guidance based on your results.
Some additional ways to utilize the assessment and the resulting scores include:
- Reporting to your Board or Town Commission on the success of your efforts
- Demonstrating the depth and breadth of the work required to cultivate a vital downtown
- Highlighting the impact of a managed downtown and identifying specific needs to funders