Clayton Earns Top Management Award

The certification is administered by the International City/County Management Association.

The has earned a certificate of excellence for its management practices. The announcement came Friday in a news release on the city's website.

“This is a testament to the hard work of our employees who help to capture and report the data as well as the managers and elected officials who use it to steer our efforts,” City Manager Craig Owens stated.

Clayton is one of 26 jurisdictions to receive the certification from the International City/County Management Association's Center for Performance Measurement.

Performance management "aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement," the release states. "It also encourages accountability and transparency."

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