Sugar Land, TX – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recently awarded a 2021 Certification of Excellence in Performance Management to the city of Sugar Land.
As part of ICMA's efforts to advance the practice of professional local government management, ICMA awards certificates each year to recognize programs that instill a culture of performance management, pursue comparative analysis and data-informed decision-making, and promote transparency. The certificates of excellence recognize cities across the country that have achieved the highest level of performance in data collection and verification, training and support, public reporting, accountability and process improvement, networking and leadership.
Sugar Land was among 31 high performing government agencies that set the standard for transparency, innovation and accountability. Others selected for the prestigious national award included Fort Collins, Colo., Coral Springs, Fla., Scottsdale, Ariz., Austin, Texas, and more.
“This year, despite the ongoing impacts of a global pandemic and the immense progress on dashboard reporting, benchmarking, networking and strategic planning initiatives, the city was able to obtain our goal of excellency in performance management,” said Chief Innovation Officer Reena Varghese. “This is a testament to our committed efforts to incorporate performance management and data into our public reporting, training and planning.”
The following programs contributing to Sugar Land’s certificate of excellence:
The International City/County Management Association is the leading organization of local government professionals dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the world. Learn more about the award at https://icma.org/certificates-in-performance-management.
Photo Caption: Pictured (L-R) at one of Sugar Land’s I.D.E.A. Academy sessions are Performance Analyst JaLissa Iles, Firefighter Michael N. Dimitri, Fire Driver Jessie Alexander and General Maintenance Worker II Adrian Woolfork.