Alachua County Receives ICMA Center for Performance Analytics Certificate of Excellence for Third Year in a Row


icmaAlachua County is pleased to announce that the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Alachua County with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the County’s data driven performance management and reporting efforts for a third consecutive year.

According to the ICMA, “Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management.” The certificate program recognizes communities for their leadership in continuous improvement, transparency, and community engagement through performance analysis. Certificates are awarded based upon established criteria in the following areas:

  • Reporting of performance data to the public
  • Data verification efforts to ensure data reliability
  • Use of performance data in strategic planning, process improvement, and operational decision making
  • Commitment to tracking and reporting key outcomes
  • Training, networking, surveying, and benchmarking

Alachua County is among only 25 jurisdictions nationwide to receive the Certificate of Excellence – the highest level awarded by the ICMA.

Alachua County Interim County Manager Michele L. Lieberman said, “As an agency and as a community, we must continue to tackle a host of challenging issues, which is best done through a data driven organization.” She continued, “This award reinforces the fact that Alachua County does an excellent job collecting, utilizing, and reporting performance data through our annual budget process, our website, and our social media outreach tools.” 

The ICMA Certificate of Excellence was presented at the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on September 14, 2017.

For more information, contact Alachua County Strategic Performance Manager Donna Bradbrook at 352-264-7066 or

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