1: Champion not yet identified, no plan in place to appoint one, no planning or forward action to improve the situation.
2: At least one champion in place, and a plan to integrate CIR into the local government is being developed.
3: At least one champion has been identified and Council is demonstrating some commitment with a plan for implementing CIR.
4. Multiple champions identified in multiple sections of Council, with plans to implement CIR in those sections underway or already achieved.
5: A champion is identified in all relevant sections of Council (e.g. elected officials, planning, asset management, operations, etc.), comprehensive achievement of plans has been attained, with the commitment and capacities to sustain and improve efforts at all levels.