Fayetteville strives to be a sustainable city for all residents. In order to gauge our progress, prioritize projects, and identify areas needing improvement, the Sustainability Department produces a yearly report card tracking 7 key areas of the City's sustainability performance.
Measuring and reporting this information allows us to better track progress and manage changes. In addition, the yearly report cards aim to bring transparency to the City’s inner workings for employees, businesses, and residents of Fayetteville.
These impact areas areas cover a range of economic, environmental, and social indicators which work together to provide a detailed picture of the City’s goals, progress, and accomplishments.
Fayetteville uses the STAR Communities system to help set goals, measure progress, and report on improvements.
Fayetteville was awarded a 3 STAR Community designation in 2014. The City will reapply in 2018 with the hope of becoming a 4 STAR community.
The categories, metrics, and branding used in these report cards are derived from the STAR Communities guide. Many of the metrics are available to view in the STAR Communities Leading 21 Indicators dashboard, a platform that allows Fayetteville to benchmark our annual performance and compare our progress with many other communities across the United States.