Bellevue has again won national recognition for its work in using performance measures to reduce costs and increase the quality of its operations.
It's one of only 28 jurisdictions in the nation recognized by the International City/County Management Association with a Certificate of Excellence, the group's top honor. The ICMA awards certificates at three different levels -- achievement, distinction and excellence.
The certificate program assesses a local government's performance management work and encourages analysis of the results by comparing them with peers and gauging performance over time. The program also encourages accountability and transparency.
"I'm proud of our efforts to use data from citizen surveys and other measurements to increase the effectiveness of the organization," said Acting City Manager Brad Miyake. "Recognition from the ICMA is great news for Bellevue taxpayers."
The city earned the Certificate of Excellence by:
- surveying both residents and local government employees;
- timely reporting of performance data to the public through a variety of communications methods;
- using data in decision-making;
- sharing performance measurement knowledge with other local governments; and
- staff training.
More information on Bellevue's performance measures, including past survey reports, is available on the Performance page.
The ICMA strives to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management. It provides services to nearly 9,000 city and county experts throughout the world. ICMA’s Center for Performance Measurement helps local governments use performance information to better the lives of the people they serve.
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