Source: Village of Algonquin
The village of Algonquin has been recognized for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Achievement from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Measurement.
Algonquin is one of seven jurisdictions receiving the honor this year.
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.
Algonquin's performance management program aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement. It also encourages accountability and transparency.
"We're proud to be recognized as a leader in this area," said John Schmitt, Algonquin village president.
"Performance management helps correlate our operations to the policy goals set by the Village Board and further ensures we are providing services efficiently and effectively."
Algonquin's performance management program is an initiative to measure, analyze, and report on the performance of village services. The goal is to improve results by integrating objective evidence with decision-making processes.
"The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management," said Wayne Sommer, ICMA's Director of U.S. Programs.
"Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other governments to follow."
ICMA's Center for Performance Measurement is dedicated to helping local governments use performance information to be the lives of the people they service.
For more information, please visitwww.icma.org/performance.