WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association, or ICMA, has announced that the City of Farmers Branch has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Distinction.
"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."
Certificates of Distinction are awarded to those who also provide comparative and benchmarking information to the public, use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making, and share their knowledge with other local governments through presentations, site visits, and other networking activities.
Farmers Branch is among 13 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Distinction, and one of only 57 recognized overall. In the State of Texas, only six jurisdictions were recognized by ICMA for their performance management efforts.
ICMA will officially recognize recipients at its 104th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, September 23-26, and in the October 2018 issue of PM (Public Management) magazine.