Performance & Innovation Coordinator, City of Little Rock, AR
Melissa Bridges is the Performance & Innovation Coordinator for the City of Little Rock. This is a new position at the City that grew out of their work on Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities initiative around Open Data, Results Driven Contracting and Performance Measurements. The City passed an Open Data Policy in May 2016 and their goal is to push out meaningful data sets on their open data website for use by citizens and those interested in Little Rock. Additionally, she helped the City launch their Citizen Connect site with a focus on the needs of Neighborhood Associations accessing vital information for them. With the addition of the LRStat performance measurement site later this year, Little Rock will put their data to work and break down more of the departmental data silos to set goals and priorities for the betterment of their city.