Chester County Receives National Honor for Performance Management Leadership

ICMA AwardPictured with the award, from left to right: Stephanie Rogers, Chester County Management Data Manager; Bobby Kagel, County Administrator; and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Chief Financial Officer. (Submitted Image)

WEST CHESTER, PAChester County Government has once again been recognized nationally for its leadership in performance management.  The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recently bestowed a 2021 Certificate of Achievement to the County, noting the data-driven management and reporting efforts established through Chester County’s “Managing for Results” process.

Managing for Results gives County departments and staff a formula in determining how their work, actions and behavior support the overall strategic direction of the county, and its key focus is to ensure accountability and transparency in Chester County government for the residents of the county.

Chester County is among 13 jurisdictions across the nation to receive the Certificate of Achievement for 2021. It is the only jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be recognized and is one of just 56 recognized by ICMA across North America.

The ICMA Certificate of Achievement is awarded to cities and counties based on data that has been collected and verified and that ensures reliability, trains staff in performance measurement, and that reports the data to the public through budgets, newsletters, and information to elected officials.

“For more than 12 years, through ‘Managing for Results’, Chester County has used a balanced and practical approach to determining performance as it relates to our overall goals and the goals of our County departments,” said Bobby Kagel, County Administrator.  “Recognition from ICMA validates how important it is to have practical methods of measuring accountability and to be transparent in those measurements.  This award also demonstrates that Chester County is a leader nationwide in these efforts.”

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“Credit goes to Stephanie Rogers, Chester County’s Management Data Project Manager, and her team for their commitment to the ‘Managing for Results’ data collection and reporting.”

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