The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has selected the City of Batavia’s Strategic Business Plan as a recipient of the 2014 ICMA Strategic Leadership & Governance Program Excellence Award. The ICMA Strategic Leadership & Governance Program Excellence Awards recognize the innovative and successful local government programs or processes that have significantly affected a local government organization’s culture or strategic direction.
ICMA’s Local Government Excellence Awards program honor creative contributions to professional local government management and increases public awareness of the value of professional management to the quality of life in our communities. Nominations are reviewed and selected by an independent panel of 17 U.S. and international ICMA members. In addition to a program’s overall creativity and/or innovation, the panel considers program scope, importance, effectiveness measurements and community engagement. Nominations are reviewed in three population categories: 9,999 and smaller; 10,000 to 49,999; and 50,000 and greater.
ICMA recognized the City of Batavia's program through several activities that took place in conjunction with the 100th Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC, September 14-17, 2014.