Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT)

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1993
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: Sep 13 2017
Project Location:
Reno/Sparks/Washoe County, NV
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Type of Organization:
Nonprofit - Community-based

Geographic Scope

County , Metropolitan

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Demography, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation


quality of life indicators, adopt an indicator, compacts, community engagement


Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is an independent, non-profit organization that has engaged the northern Nevada community over two decades to identify a value system of measurable and actionable indicators to monitor the community’s success at preserving and enhancing quality of life. TMT currently tracks 33 indicators across 10 quality of life categories, updating more than 200 data measures on its Web site, publishing indicator briefings, and comprehensive “Well-Being Reports,” which also show the average citizen steps they can take to improve the measurable results of specific areas of concern. TMT also works with business and community leaders, local governments, educators and other nonprofits to identify collaborative opportunities to create positive community change through its Adopt an Indicator and Quality of Life Compacts programs.

Has Perfomance Measures?

Performance measures are included in data measures supporting TMT's 33-quality of life indicators:

Has CI-PM Integration?

TMT's quality of life indicator data have been used in Washoe County, NV's strategic planning, budgeting and performance management system, which in turn, reports performance measures that are included as data measures for TMT's indicator. These same indicators have been used in varying degrees for decades of regional planning and city master planning.

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Indicator Domains

Arts & Culture Vitality, Civic & Neighborhood, Economic Wellbeing, Education & Lifelong Learning, Health & Wellness, Indicators Trends, Land Use & Infrastructure, Natural Environment, Public Wellbeing

Reporting Format

Annual Report, Online Reporting, Interactive Online Display

Awards & Accomplishments:

2013—selected as part of a University of Baltimore research study to assess the extent of integration of community indicators with governmental performance measures; 2012—recognized by the Association of Government Accountants for citizen-centric reporting; 2009—selected by the international Community Indictors Consortium (CIC) to write a “Real Story” on how the community’s indicators were integrated into Washoe County’s performance measurement system; 2006—WIN Salutes a Winner award for outstanding contribution to northern Nevada; 2005—CIC Innovation Award, funded by the Brookings Institution for effectiveness in using community indicator data to generate positive change 2002—International Society for Quality of life Studies conference recognition for creating progressive, collaboration and partnership programs as an effective model for community change

Project Contact:

Karen Hruby
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) - Nonprofit - Community-based

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