The City of Evanston’s strategic vision is to “Create the Most Livable City”. Evanston is using the STAR Community Rating System to define and measure community livability. Evanston was one of the first 20 communities to achieve STAR Certification, earning a 4-STAR rating.
The City of Evanston is committed to promoting the highest quality of life for all residents by providing fiscally sound, responsive municipal services and delivering those services equitably, professionally, and with the highest degree of integrity. Since STAR Certification, the City is managing to livability by aligning measurement systems and collaborating across departments and with community partners to achieve the livability vision.
Evanston’s current City Council Goals cover the following areas: Infrastructure, Economic Development, At Risk Individuals and Families, Violence Reduction/Prevention and Financial Policies. The Leading STAR Community Indicators provide valuable data points related to the City Council’s top priorities. They also highlight how Evanston compares to other communities and national averages across the areas that support a high quality of life for the community.