County Executive Ike Leggett feels that Montgomery County residents have the right to expect every County department and employee to be responsive and accountable for all aspects of the services they provide.
To accomplish this goal, Leggett introduced CountyStat to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of government by using up-to-date data as the ongoing focus for day-to-day management and long-term policy making.
This month, the Executive joined Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Deputy Mayor Christopher Thomaskutty in testifying at a Field Hearing of the United States Senate Committee on the Budget and the Task Force on Government Performance on “Performance Stat: Measuring Priorities, Progress and Results.”
Leggett presented an overview of his CountyStat, Results-Based Accountability System, shared “lessons learned,” and provided guidance on how this approach can by applied to other government agencies, in particular at the federal and state levels.
The full report is available at: “Performance ‘Stat’: Measuring Priorities, Progress and Results with a Results Based Accountability System” (pdf).