Congrats to Mecklenburg County for an Award Winning Strategy!
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Posted by: Rachel King
Congratulations to Mecklenburg County Government for Winning the Prestigious Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award!
Chaired by Dr. Ahmed Samy, the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award, recognizes distinction in the practice of strategy. Dr. Samy and a Committee of reviewers: Dr. Sami Aldejwi, Saar Ben Attar, Jim Bente, Dr. Graham Mitchelmore, Dr. Anil Nair and Dr. Leandro Pereira reviewed many quality applications and selected the Mecklenburg County Government as this year’s award recipient.
The Committee cited that:
The application was very well organized and clear. Judges found that the strategy was comprehensive, very well formulated, had a coherent and structured implementation process; thus, overall appeared to be well integrated conceptually. The appropriate use of data generated by community and employees surveys in informing the planning and assessment was noteworthy. Several judges liked the efforts made to integrate the strategic plan with the business plan and budgeting process. Other features judges liked about the application: county’s assessment of its competitive environment, comprehensive goals, use of metrics to assess performance, accommodation of emerging issues (such as lowest mobility rate of kids among metropolitan areas in the country) into the plan, and development of plans at different levels. Evidence of effectiveness of the plan was helpful; thus, judges found that the plan appeared to be already producing positive results. Overall, the application and the plan were well organized.
Congratulations to Mecklenburg County Government on your award!
A big congratulations also goes out to Atlanta Public Schools, General Directorate of Residency & Foreign Affairs, Dubai and the King Abdulaziz University for their honorable mentions!