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Montgomery County Recognized for Performance Management Leadership

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce, for the fifth year in a row, that Montgomery County has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management.

“I am proud that the hardworking employees of our County Government continue to be recognized for their demonstrated leadership in the pursuit of transformational solutions to the improvement of the performance of the programs and services we offer to our residents and businesses,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. “It is an honor to receive this award from the International City/County Management Association to recognize our efforts.”

Certificates are based on established criteria and are awarded at three levels: Achievement, Distinction, and the highest level of recognition, Excellence.  Recipients at all levels collect and verify data to ensure reliability, train staff in performance measurement, and report data to the public through budgets, newsletters, and/or information provided to elected officials.

“Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,” ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott said. “By recognizing these leaders, ICMA hopes to encourage others to make a commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently, and use it to continuously engage their communities and improve their organizations.”

Certificates of Excellence go to those who also track and report key outcomes, survey residents and local government employees, incorporate data into performance dashboards or other visual communications, and foster the development of a performance culture throughout their organizations.     

Montgomery County is among 25 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Excellence, and one of 57 recognized overall. 

A complete list of recipients and examples of programs that exemplify the certificate criteria appear on the Certificate Program page on the ICMA website.

ICMA will officially recognize recipients at its 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, October 22-25, 2017, and in the October 2017 issue of PM (Public Management) magazine.

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Public Information Office 240-777-6507