Suwanee City Hall

The city of Suwanee has been recognized for its commitment to data-driven government management and reporting for the 13th consecutive year.

The International City/County Management Association, an organization for city government professionals, has awarded Suwanee a Certificate of Excellence — the highest certification level — in performance management for 2021.

According to the organization’s website, “Performance management includes identifying, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on indicators that show how well the organization performs, both internally and in the delivery of services to the public, and how that performance compares with its targets or with peer organizations. More importantly, as a management tool, performance data is intended not as an end result, but rather as a means to more informed decision making and a more engaged community.”

The Certificate of Excellence was awarded to just 31 governments across the United States, and Suwanee was the only jurisdiction in Georgia recognized in 2021 for performance management at any level.

“Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,” ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott said. “As the impact of COVID-19 on our communities lingers on, we hope that by recognizing these leaders, we are encouraging others to measure how well their organization is performing, and making a commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently, and use it to continuously engage their communities and improve their organizations during these unprecedented times.”

For more information on the certificate and performance management, click here.

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