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Algonquin Receives Award for Performance Management

For the ninth consecutive year, the Village of Algonquin has been recognized for its performance management efforts by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Algonquin is one of eleven jurisdictions throughout the country to receive a Certificate of Distinction, as well as the only jurisdiction from Illinois to receive national recognition, from ICMA’s Center for Performance Management.

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. Performance management aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement while encouraging accountability and transparency.

“Performance management guides Village operations to achieve outcomes set by the Village Board and ensures services are effective and efficient,” said Village President Debby Sosine. “Being recognized as a national leader in this area is another great accomplishment for the Village.”

This is the first year Algonquin has received the Certificate of Distinction through ICMA’s program. In order to receive a Certificate of Distinction, jurisdictions must report performance data to the public; undertake data verification efforts to ensure reliability; provide staff training in performance management; use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making; and share performance measurement knowledge with other jurisdictions.

“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 makes use of performance measures to assess and evaluate infrastructure, equipment, and services. Those efforts, combined with quality planning and other initiatives, ensure the Village is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible by integrating objective evidence with decision-making processes.

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