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Montgomery County Recognized for Performance Management Leadership

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 9, 2018

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is pleased to announce that the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Montgomery County Government for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management for the sixth consecutive year.

“This is a great honor,” said Leggett. “It is emblematic of the efforts of the dedicated personnel who strive every day to ensure we are providing the highest quality of service the residents and businesses of our great County so richly deserve.”

Certificates of Excellence go to those who 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.

“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 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.

Montgomery County is among 29 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 104th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, September 23-26, and in the October 2018 issue of PM (Public Management) magazine. ICMA advances professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.

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Release ID: 18-611
Media Contact: Ohene Gyapong 240.777.6507