Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Team Greer has an award-winning year A variety of organizations rained awards on the City of Greer for excellence in multiple areas during 2015. In addition to the Voice of the People Award (see Page 2) presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Research Center, Inc., ICMA also recognized the City of Greer with a Certificate of Achievement from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics for the city’s performance management efforts. “The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management,” said Randall H. Reid, ICMA Director of Performance Initiatives. “Jurisdic- tions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other gov- ernments to follow.” ICMA assesses a local government’s performance management program and encourages analysis of re- sults by comparing to peers and gauging performance over time. Performance management aids in cost reduc- tion, program prioritization, and quality improvement. It also encourages accountability and transparency. “One of our goals as a city is to engage residents and to make available information that they can easily access,” said Mike Sell, the City of Greer’s Assistant City Administrator. “We have practiced financial trans- parency for many years and it is an honor to now be recognized for our work in performance management.” The City of Greer was honored for the nineteenth consecutive year by the Government Finance Officers Association with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. At the state level, the city was recognized for ex- ceptional safety standards as the winner of District 3 awards from both the South Carolina Municipal Insur- ance Trust (SCMIT) and the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund (SCMIRF). The awards are based on a municipality’s annual loss experience in the self-funded programs. “Sometimes you see these awards sitting around at different municipalities or you see them being pre- sented at meetings and what you recognize is that this is a big deal,” Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “This is very important to us because it absolutely demonstrates our employees’ commitment to what we are trying to achieve. Resources are put into the pool and claims are then paid from that pool. The better we perform, the more likely we are to have returns or sav- ings.” SCMIT, the city workers’ compensation insurance provider sponsored by MASC, determines its award winners based on loss experience for the current year and the prior three years. SCMIRF, a self-insured pool that provides proper- ty and liability insurance to its member cities and towns and other governmental entities, determines its award winners based on lowest risk and claims. The City of Greer Comprehensive Master Plan was recognized with the Outstanding Planning Project Award presented by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association at its fall conference. LiveWell Greenville presented two awards to the City of Greer for healthy initiatives, including the 2016 Healthy Workplace Award based on programming done for employees by the city’s Wellness Committee. The Needmore Recreation Center Afterschool program earned LiveWell Greenville’s Silver Award for best practices to promote healthy eating and active living for children and the community. Honors recognize performance management efforts to wellness initiatives “This is very important to us because it absolutely demonstrates our employees’ commitment to what we are trying to achieve.” – Ed Driggers 5