Dear Bainbridge Islanders,
During the last City Council meeting, Deputy City Manager Morgan Smith
provided a presentation of the
2018 Mid-year Report on Citywide Priorities
. While I am pleased with the progress made on Citywide priorities, I also want to share how the City is tracking, monitoring, and reporting on our priorities because this is a milestone for the organization.
This new performance measurement tool will be extremely useful to the organization internally, but also as a communications tool so the community can see the work of the City in a clear and transparent way. Combined with our OpenGov Financial Transparency and our NextRequest Public Records application, we have truly opened new windows into the organization.
Between now and the time the 2018 Year End Report is completed, staff will continue to make improvements to the software and incorporate the Priority Based Budgeting information. Many leading practices have been implemented by the City of Bainbridge Island during the past six years. Using these approaches and techniques helps the organization achieve optimal results in functional areas. These systems are in place and will help the organization continue to move toward being high performing.
I want to specifically acknowledge the efforts of Deputy City Manager Morgan Smith and Financial Analyst Alain Huggler who spent many hours working with the software vendor and entering data into the software. Without the efforts of Morgan and Alain, we would not have achieved this goal.