The City Of Suwanee again has been recognized for exceptional performance by a leading municipal management association.
For the fourth straight year, the city has been praised by the International City/County Management Association for management distinction. It is one of 15 jurisdictions throughout the country to receive a Certificate of Distinction.
“Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other governments to follow,” said Wayne Sommer, acting director of the Center for Performance Measurement, in a Suwanee news release.
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 program assesses a local government’s performance management program and encourages analysis of results by comparing to peers, as well as measuring performance over time.
The ICMA said performance management helps in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement, while encouraging accountability and transparency.