Who Should Participate?
We work with communities ranging from small rural communities as small as 5,000 residents to large urban regions of over 1 million residents. What they have in common are cross-sector, inter-generational groups of formal and informal community leaders who are willing to commit the time, energy, and resources to apply the principles of community performance excellence to their community with a committed backbone organization(s) to support them.
We are looking for up to six communities that:
- Have commitments from members of key sectors such as health, education, business, government, social services and safety, as well as generations to participate; OR
- Have a pre-existing community leadership team representing multiple sectors. This could take many forms including regional coalitions or a pre-existing collaborative.
- Have an identified backbone organization(s) that provides the ongoing support required to sustain the effort and serve as the main contact.
- Have individuals engaged that possess a knowledge of Baldrige Performance Excellence Principles or a strong desire to learn.