The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Algonquin Recognized for Performance Management Once Again

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).  This is the fifth consecutive year Algonquin has received this recognition.  Algonquin is among 19 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 are proud to be recognized as a leader in this area,” stated Village President John Schmitt. “Measuring our results and using that information in our decision-making processes ensures we are providing services efficiently and effectively.”

Algonquin’s performance management program is designed 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.

“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.”

Algonquin utilizes performance metrics and analytics for the evaluation and assessment of infrastructure, equipment, and service delivery.  Through these efforts, combined with quality planning, transportation initiatives and economic development, the Village Board has kept property taxes flat, reducing the total tax levy below year 2008 levels in the current year.

For more information, please visit the Village’s Transparency Portal at www.algonquin.org/transparency.