||WASHINGTON, D.C. – Results for America (RFA) today announced the appointment of 15 local government leaders to the second cohort of the Local Government Fellowship. With the support and guidance of RFA, these Fellows will lead their governments toward advanced stages of data-driven and evidence-based policymaking in order to address major policy challenges in their communities. The cities and counties represented in the Fellowship collectively represent more than 28 million people and $148 billion in local government spending.
Managed by Results for America, the Local Government Fellowship will help the Fellows tackle policy challenges for their cities and counties in areas such as crime, education, health, poverty and energy, through establishing and implementing:
A 2-to 3-year policy roadmap to improve outcomes on a specific policy challenge; and
A partnership with an external research or academic institution to evaluate a major government-funded policy or program investment to inform policy decisions.