For City Leaders

For City Leaders

Formal and informal leaders make a difference in cities of all sizes. The number and diversity of leaders in large cities can be an asset. Collectively, networks for public and private organizations address community priorities.

Urban serving university leaders contribute through campus and community teaching and learning; research and innovation; outreach and engagement; and resource stewardship. In the United States, Extension organizations are part of the land-grant university system. Worldwide Extension organizations have long played a vital role in advancing technology transfer and human development in 115 countries.


Impact-Driven Community Assessment

To explore providing efficient access to reliable and timely data about the people and communities of central Ohio, the following tools, resources, and references were gathered. These formal approaches to better understanding communities, partners, and clientele can be blended with more informal ways of knowing, such as observation and sense perception through community engagement. Because community assessment and innovation go hand-in-hand, also refer to the Impacts on Purpose resource and PowerPoint presentation prepared for a Region's meeting.

Tools for Community Assessment, Market Research & Issue Identification


Resources for Secondary Data Analysis

Extension systems throughout the country provide useful resources for using secondary data in Extension. For example, here is one from Florida Extension, Using Secondary Data to Build Strong Extension Programs and the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. For assistance with primary data processes and data analysis, contact the OSU Extension Program Development and Evaluation unit.


Impact Data Sources

The Impact Areas are interconnected and many of these sources connect with more than one area. These are not intended to be silos, but to better inform community assessment through relevant resources.