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17, 2012

Suzy Trutie
strutie@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Gerald Young
gyoung@icma.org
740-920-4087

Miami-Dade County recognized for performance management success


The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce that Miami-Dade County is being recognized for superior performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement™ (CPM).  Miami-Dade County is among 26 jurisdictions receiving this highest level of recognition this year.

"The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management," said Wayne Sommer, Acting Director of CPM.  "Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other governments to follow."

"It's a real honor for Miami-Dade County to be recognized by ICMA for our performance management efforts. It speaks to the quality of our employees and the tremendous effort they put into serving our public," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "There's no time to rest though, because we're always looking for ways to improve and do things better."

The certificate program assesses a local government's performance management program and encourages analysis of results by comparing to peers and gauging performance over time.  Performance management aids in cost reduction, program prioritization and quality improvement.  It also encourages accountability and transparency.  Certificates are awarded at the levels of Achievement, Distinction and Excellence.

Criteria for the Certificate of Excellence include:

About ICMA
ICMA advances professional local government worldwide.  Its mission is to crate excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management of local government.  ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, provides member support; publications, date and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.  The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect 185 million individuals living in thousands of communities.

About the Center for Performance Measurement
ICMA's Center for Performance Measurement is dedicated to helping local governments use performance information to better the lives of the people they serve.  Jurisdictions are assisted with the collection, reporting and analysis of data relating to quality, effectiveness and efficiency of government services.  The Center encourages the use of performance information in a positive, continuous-learning environment in order to foster organizational cultures that deliver results that matter.  For more information, visit www.icma.org/performance.

About Miami-Dade County Government
Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is often referred to as the "Gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean," was created on January 18, 1836.  With a population of 2.5 million, Miami-Dade County is the most populous county in the southeastern United States and the eighth largest in the nation by population.  For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov.