Overview

The Town of Payson, Arizona, recognized the need to enhance its Geographic Information System (GIS) capabilities to better serve the community and improve internal operations. Avèro was engaged to develop a GIS Strategic Plan, starting with a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the Town’s GIS environment. This initiative involved collaboration with stakeholders from various departments to identify needs, assess current functionalities, and define a strategic path forward for GIS modernization.

Objectives

The project aimed to:

  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the current GIS environment across multiple Town departments.
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders to understand the GIS needs, challenges, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop a Current-State Assessment Report summarizing findings from discovery sessions.
  • Formulate modernization strategies to bridge the gap between the current and future states of the GIS environment.
  • Prepare a GIS Strategic Plan outlining prioritized strategies for GIS enhancements.

Approach

Avèro’s approach included several key activities:

  1. Current-State GIS Environment Assessment

Initial steps involved conducting interviews with stakeholders from Community Development, Economic Development, Fire, Police, Public Works, and the Water Department. These interviews aimed to capture a comprehensive view of how GIS technology is currently utilized and identify areas for improvement.

  1. Current-State Assessment Report

Following the discovery sessions, Avèro compiled a Current-State Assessment Report. This document detailed the findings, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the existing GIS environment and capturing stakeholder feedback.

  1. Development of Modernization Strategies

Based on the assessment and feedback, Avèro’s Project Team developed strategies focused on modernizing the Town’s GIS environment. These strategies aimed to address identified gaps and leverage opportunities for enhancing GIS capabilities.

  1. GIS Strategic Plan Preparation

After developing and prioritizing the modernization strategies, Avèro prepared a comprehensive GIS Strategic Plan for the Town. This plan provided a roadmap for strategic improvements, outlining steps the Town could take to enhance its GIS functionalities and better support town operations and services.

Outcome

The GIS Strategic Plan provided the Town of Payson with a clear direction for advancing its GIS capabilities. Through a detailed assessment and strategic planning process, Avèro helped the Town identify key areas for improvement and develop a roadmap for future GIS enhancements. This strategic plan serves as a guide for the Town to make informed decisions and investments in its GIS infrastructure, ultimately improving service delivery to the community and operational efficiency across departments.

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