'Community Scorecard' launches Wednesday with preview event

The Fresno BeeJune 16, 2014 

A "community scorecard" to help Fresnans assess the health and character of the city will be unveiled at a preview meeting Wednesday afternoon in downtown Fresno.

The Fresno Business Council and Valley PBS, collaborators on the Fresno Community Scorecard project, are holding the preview session from 3 to 5 p.m. at Valley PBS, 1544 Van Ness Ave.

The scorecard incorporates data on more than 150 different factors, including demographics, agriculture, economics, employment, health, crime, education, housing and other quality-of-life issues. "Fresnans now have a tool to understand current reality, organize to change what we don't want and recognize our strengths so that we can build upon them," said Deborah Nankivell, CEO of the Fresno Business Council.

Information on the database is available online at www.fresnocommunityscorecard.org. To RSVP for the preview meeting, visit http://bit.ly/FresnoScore.

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