The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Algonquin Recognized for Performance Management

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).  Algonquin is among 17 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Achievement and the only municipality from Illinois recognized this year. This is the seventh consecutive year the Village’s performance management efforts have been recognized by ICMA.

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.

“Performance management plays a vital role in the guiding the Village’s operations,” said Village President, John Schmitt. “the information obtained through performance management allows Village officials to closely monitor progress towards our goals and celebrate our milestones.”

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, keeping the total tax levy below year 2008 levels.

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