Based on more than 25 years of testing and refinement, the National Civic League’s Civic Index is a self-assessment tool for examining the infrastructure and elements that make for strong, inclusive, equitable communities. This is a powerful tool for uncovering community strengths and areas in need of improvement. Use with staff, partners, and residents to understand how they see the community. Take what you learn to identify key community strengths and areas in need of additional work.
The National Civic League is currently developing a fourth edition to be released in 2018.