Value for Taxes

Organizational and Service Effectiveness

Smart Arvada

Due: December 2022

Principle: Leverages technology, and benchmarks guide decisions, improve results, enhance service delivery, and maintain the highest level of data security in support of City effectiveness, now and in the future.

Provides a well-maintained, fiscally responsible government that operates effectively and efficiently while identifying revenue requirements to sustain current service levels and achieve future requested levels of service.


The goal of this strategic result is to develop and implement a Smart City Framework to help the City better leverage technology and enhance operations and services. Work on this strategic result is being led by the Smart City Committee. In 2019 the Committee collaboratively identified a guiding definition of what it means for Arvada to be a "Smart City." The definition is as follows: Effectively applying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) components to enhance safety, inclusiveness, accessibility, resiliency, and sustainability within the community while aligning with the vision set by the City Council Strategic Plan. To put it more simply: expand our digital capabilities.

The team believes smart cities leverage technology and benchmarks to guide decisions, improve results, enhance service delivery, and maintain the highest level of data security in support of effectiveness, now and into the future. 

The first step toward adopting a Smart City Framework was to identify and catalog current "smart" technology opportunities that exist within our performance measures. This collection of "smart achievements" will serve as a foundation for the development of the Smart City Framework by highlighting cross-work system opportunities to maximize success in a coordinated and systematic way. 


A Smart City addresses data collection, storage and consumption. By strategically refining our Smart City approach, we envision a community that is the best version of itself, using technology to equitably enhance the experiences of all within it, while sustaining the very character that makes Arvada the wonderful community that it already is.  

In this effort, the Smart City Framework and action plans will build off of existing investments and achievements to ensure achievable results that efficiently address gaps in service provision. 


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