News Release:
Albany Earns International Recognition for Performance Measurement Efforts

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) announced on July 7th that the City of Albany, Oregon has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction for their performance measurement and management efforts. Albany is one of only 18 jurisdictions that have been awarded this recognition for 2009. The award will be presented to the City Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at the ICMA Annual Conference being held in Quebec, Montreal, Canada.

 “The certificate program is one of the pillars of CPM,” says Michael Lawson, director of the ICMA Center for Performance Measurement. “Through our certificate program, local governments are recognized for their exceptional commitment to continuous learning and improvement. The criteria on which the certificates are based serve as a checklist of effective, results-oriented management practices.”

In 2008 the City of Corvallis, Oregon received the initial level Certificate of Achievement and the City of Eugene, Oregon received the Certificate of Distinction. For 2009, Albany joins Eugene and Corvallis as co-recipients of the Certificate of Distinction. ICMA’s highest level of achievement is the Certificate of Excellence which was implemented this year for the first time. Our neighbor to the north, Vancouver, Washington was one of 14 cities selected to receive that honor. All together these cities make the Vancouver – Eugene corridor one of the strongest areas of the nation in dedication to improving governmental performance.

For more information regarding this news release, contact:
Bob Woods, Management Systems Director, bob.woods@cityofalbany.net, 541-917-7654

For general information regarding the City of Albany, contact:
Marilyn Smith
Public Information Officer
(541) 917-7507