Greer is lone S.C. city recognized for performance management
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized the City of Greer for the second consecutive year with a Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management for its data-driven management and reporting efforts.
Greer is the only South Carolina city or county recognized for its performance management and reporting in 2017. It is among 19 jurisdictions nationally that received the Certificate of Achievement.

“Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,” ICMA Executive Director Marc Ott said. “By recognizing these leaders, ICMA hopes to encourage others to make a commitment to collect and analyze data, report it transparently, and use it to continuously engage their communities and improve their organizations.”

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.

Assistant City Administrator Mike Sell oversees the performance management efforts for the City of Greer.

“Financial transparency has been a priority for the City for years. We felt it was important to engage residents by posting comparative and benchmarking information online,” Sell said. “As a City, we use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making, compare the effectiveness of our services to those provided by peer municipalities, survey residents and employees, and foster the development of a performance culture throughout the organization.”

The City of Greer’s strategic plan performance report is available to the public under the Government tab on the city’s website at www.cityofgreer.org.

ICMA will officially recognize recipients at the association’s 103rd Annual Conference to be held in October in San Antonio, Texas.

The association advances professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA is second only to the federal government in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data focused on issues related to local government management.