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Kansas City, Kansas launches mySidewalk’s S.O.A.R. dashboard

The Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas will use the technology to track progress on some of the most pervasive challenges in Kansas City

Big announcement coming out of Kansas City today! Our portfolio company, mySidewalk, partnered with the Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas to develop the first-ever SOAR Dashboard: an interactive, data-driven resource for Kansas City residents to track progress and communicate about the overall appearance and safety of their region in alignment with the Stabilization, Occupation, and Revitalization (S.O.A.R.) initiative.

S.O.A.R. is a 5-year plan that launched in January 2016 to confront some of the most pervasive challenges in Kansas City including property maintenance, vacant and abandoned properties, concerns of safety, and other obstacles facing staff in improving the appearance and safety of the community.

mySidewalk worked with the UG to create a centralized location for all S.O.A.R.-related data making it easier for staff to track quarterly progress on goals; provide context with visualized data; and tell an engaging story of progress about S.O.A.R. programs. This innovative technology is helping the UG staff meet their goal of improved safety and communication with Kansas City residents.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside such a motivated and talented group of civic leaders. The progress they’ve made on the S.O.A.R. initiative and the steps they are taking to improve their community is a national model. We’re proud to be a part of this project and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Unified Government,” said Stephen Hardy, CEO at mySidewalk.