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CITY OF SUWANEE ONCE AGAIN AWARDED FOR SUPERIOR MANAGEMENT

Post Date:08/01/2016

For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Suwanee has been recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for superior performance management. Suwanee was one of nine jurisdictions throughout the country this year to receive a Certificate of Distinction from ICMA's Center for Performance Measurement.

"The certificate program recognizes communities that have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement using performance analysis," said ICMA Executive Director Robert J. O'Neill, Jr. "Performance analysis is an integral component of professional local government management, and jurisdictions meeting the certificate qualifications serve as examples for other governments to follow."

In order to earn a Certificate of Distinction, jurisdictions must:

  • Report performance data to the public through budgets, newsletters, etc.
  • Undertake data verification efforts to ensure reliability
  • Provide staff training
  • Use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making
  • Share performance measurement knowledge with other local governments.
According to ICMA, the certificate program assesses a local government's performance management program and encourages analysis of results by comparing to peers and gauging performance over time. Performance management aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement while encouraging accountability and transparency.
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