For the 16th year, Fairfax County has been recognized for excellence in performance management by the International City/County Management Association.
The county is among only 29 jurisdictions nationally to receive ICMA’s Certificate of Excellence in 2018, for its commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently and use it to continuously engage our communities and improve our performance.
The ICMA recognition is based on established criteria and awarded at three levels: Achievement, Distinction, and the highest level of recognition, Excellence. Recipients at all levels collect and verify data to ensure reliability, train staff in performance measurement, and report data to the public through budgets, communications and information provided to elected officials.
Certificates of Excellence go to jurisdictions that 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.
The county will be recognized at the ICMA’s 104th annual conference in Baltimore in September and in the October 2018 issue of PM (Public Management) magazine.
Fairfax County performance data is published along with the annual budget; the latest data is available at FY 2019 Adopted Budget Performance Measures. This data set includes data for three prior years as well as current and future year estimates. Additionally, Fairfax County has developed a set of 35 measures and indicators for the Economic Strategic Success Plan.