WASHINGTON, DC ~ The International City/County Management Association has announced that Farmers Branch, Texas, has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with ICMA's highest award - the Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management.
This highest level of achievement was awarded to 27 jurisdictions overall. Farmers Branch is one of only three cities in Texas to receive this recognition, along with Austin and San Antonio, and the only City in North Texas.
Recipients at all levels collect and verify data to ensure reliability, train staff in performance measurement, and report data to the public through budgets, newsletters, and/or information provided to elected officials.
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.
Certificates of Excellence go to those who also track and report key outcomes, survey residents and local government employees, incorporate data into performance dashboards or other visual communications, and foster the development of a performance culture throughout their organizations.
ICMA will officially recognize recipients at its 105th Annual Conference in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, October 20-23.