January 31, 2014

Leggett’s CountyStat Program Earns National Leadership Award

The CountyStat program, instituted by County Executive Ike Leggett six years ago -- to increase government performance and hold those responsible accountable for the results -- has been recognized by the American Society for Public Administration with the 2014 Center for Accountability and Performance’s (CAP) Organizational Leadership Award.

The award recognizes outstanding applications of a systems approach to performance measurement that has resulted in a culture change and sustained improvements and has demonstrated positive effects on government performance and accountability. Recipients are selected from all levels of public service as well as from international and public service nonprofit organizations.

An accountability and assessment process, CountyStat reinforces the County government’s focus on results in an effort to improve performance.

CountyStat is accessible online, so the public can access a variety of performance information, including presentations on pedestrian safety, overtime use, pothole repairs, permitting services, facilities rentals and cell phone use.

Read the news release.