About Rocky River Scoreboard
Rocky River Scoreboard's goal is to be a non-profit watchdog research organization to monitor the cost and performance of Rocky River City Government and Rocky River School District.
Rocky River Scoreboard will analyze data to provide an objective look at the city's progress, prepare public summaries and communicate findings to the public. The Scoreboard is intended to assist individuals, community organizations and media who may not have the resources or ability to analyze systematically the budgets or performance of existing local governments without technical assistance.
The major responsibility of city government is to create a climate for its residents to grow, prosper and live a good life safely. The responsibility of public schools is to prepare students with the skills needed to be productive workers and good citizens.
About Jim Trutko
Jim Trutko is a Rocky River resident and life-long Clevelander. He is market research and economic analyst, public policy analyst and data visualization professional. Jim has held positions with The Plain Dealer and the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.
He was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures, wrote a report on franchising for the SBA and had several consulting engagements.
He writes occasional articles for Crain's Cleveland Business and counsels entrepreneurs ith Business Advisers of Cleveland. He believes excellent public services and good schools at a reasonable cost are key factors in economic development.