City Receives Program Excellence Award

City’s Strategic Business Plan Receives Program Excellence Award from International City/County Management Association

May 29, 2014, Batavia, NY.  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.

“Input from the community and the hard work of City Council and staff, we have been able to create an effective planning process that has demonstrated real results in efficient operations and meeting the service needs of our residents” said Jason Molino, City Manager.  “Through our continued efforts to improve our operations, make sound decisions and strong investments, the City is being recognized for making a meaningful impact for our residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

The City’s Strategic Business Plan focuses seven Strategic Priorities: Financial Health, Government Efficiency, Economic Development and Job Creation, Neighborhood Revitalization, Environmental Sustainability, Public Safety and Healthy & Involved Community Members.  Within the Strategic Priorities are 24 Key Intended Outcomes used for measuring sustainable results.

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 will recognize the City’s program through several activities that will take place in conjunction with the 100th Annual Conference in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC, September 14-17.

 About the International City/County Management Association (ICMA):

Founded in 1914, ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. Its mission and vision is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives worldwide.  ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.  The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.  ICMA's primary audiences are the professional city, town, and county managers who are appointed by elected officials to oversee the day-to-day operation of our communities.

If there are any questions, please contact:

Office of the City Manager
One Batavia City Centre
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone:   (585) 345-6330
Fax:       (585) 343-8182


Dated:  May 29, 2014