ICMA Certificate of Distinction in Performance Management (PDF)

ICMA logoThe International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce that Phoenix, Arizona, has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Distinction for 2019. 

“Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,” ICMA Executive Director Marc A. 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." 

Certificates of Distinction are awarded to those who also provide comparative and benchmarking information to the public, use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making, and share their knowledge with other local governments through presentations, site visits, and other networking activities.

Phoenix is among 19 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Distinction and one of 63 recognized overall.  This is the 18th year the city’s performance management efforts have been recognized by ICMA.

A complete list of recipients and examples of programs that exemplify the certificate criteria appear on the Certificate Program page on the ICMA website.  ICMA will officially recognize recipients at its 105th Annual Conference in Nashville/Davidson, Tennessee, October 20-23, 2019.

​​Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA​), Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished budget award​The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award​ to the city of Phoenix for its current annual budget.  This is the 29th consecutive award for Phoenix (PDF)​.   The award reflects the commitment of the city to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 

In order to receive the award, the city had to satisfy nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  It was presented after a panel of reviewers from across the country evaluated the document in four major categories: policy document, financial plan, operations gu​ide, and communications device.  ​

This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.  There are over 1,650 participants in the awards program. 

2013 Sunshine Award

The nationally-known Sunshine Review organization recognized Phoenix with a 2013 Sunny Award, for exceeding transparency standards with content.  Phoenix has won a Sunny award for the fourth consecutive year.  The group's transparency checklist includes online disclosure of items like budget reports, elected official information, public meeting agendas and minutes, and contracts and public records.

​Curious about other city awards and recognition?

The city has won many other awards and honors.  Learn about other City a​wards and how the community rates city services.