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ClearPoint Customers Recognized as Local Government Leaders
We “literally” have the best customers!
We, at ClearPoint, are celebrating the accomplishments of our amazing customers! At the end of last year, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) began counting down their top 100 local government influencers on their 2019 Traeger Award List. This recognition is peer-nominated and one of the most coveted accolades in the local government community.
To be a recipient of the ELGL Traeger Award is an honor. The list is not based on a title or a rank. It’s about a person’s commitment and passion to improving local government, sharing with others, investing in future generations, and, well, just being kind. The awards namesake, Chris Traeger from the popular TV show, Parks and Rec, exemplified this enthusiasm as do so many of our very own clients. That’s why we weren’t surprised to see many of our own clients who were recognized this year as top award winners! We’ve included excerpts from each award winner’s nomination below. You will literally love reading about them.
City of Durham, NC
Monica Croskey Chaparro, Assistant Budget & Management Services Director – Strategy & Performance
Three words to describe Monica: Inspiring, Effective, Ardent
Monica is a leader in the state of North Carolina in local government strategic planning and performance management. Monica is recognized as a true leader in the space and a very accomplished professional who will undoubtedly reach even greater heights.
City of Fort Worth, TX
Amethyst Sloane, Performance Excellence Administrator
Three words to describe Amethyst: Collaborative, Effective, Kind
Amethyst is a leader in the strategy and performance management space in local government. Not only has she made a significant difference in her own community, but she also willingly shares her journey and lessons learned with others.
City of Fort Collins, CO
Darin Atteberry, City Manager
Three words to describe Darin: Inspiring, Innovative, Respected
Darin has led the City of Fort Collins’ government through a time of transformational change, moving the organization from a “trust us” model to one that uses a data-driven, performance-based approach.
City of Olathe, KS
Ed Foley, Performance Analyst
Three words to describe Ed: Passionate, Approachable, Cutting-Edge
Ed joined the City of Olathe, KS over seven years ago and focuses on Olathe’s robust strategy and performance management system. Ed has taken the program to new heights and takes a consultative approach working directly with departments to help them find success.
Durham County, NC
Eric Marsh, Strategic Initiatives Analyst
Three words to describe Eric: Hard-working, Collaborative, Innovative
Eric is a leader in his organization. He started the Innovate Durham program in partnership with the City to bring startups into partnership with Durham County.
City of Vaughan, ON
Christina Coniglio, Manager, Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Measures
Three words to describe Christina: Exceptional, Genuine, Humble
A professional accountant with a green belt in Lean Six Sigma, Christina has a passion for process improvement, and it shows! Christina currently serves as the city’s Manager of Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Measures where she led the development of Vaughan Vision. Christina also designed and manages their strategic planning framework and leads the City’s corporate business plan process.
City of Germantown, TN
Adrienne Royals, Budget and Financial Services Director
Three words to describe Adrienne: Effective, Dedicated, Valuable
During her time at the City, Adrienne has led the budget and performance team as a senior budget analyst and assisted with the process of setting the City’s annual financial and spending plan. With Adrienne’s help, the City of Germantown received the Baldrige National Quality Award in 2019.
City of Fort Collins, CO
Lawrence Pollack, Budget Director
Three words to describe Lawrence: Collaborative, Curious, Accessible
Lawrence leads Fort Collin’s award-winning strategy and performance management program as well as the city’s budgeting efforts. Lawrence always makes himself available to others to network and learn, and he’s always looking for ways to improve an already high-achieving city with the citizen’s needs top-of-mind.
Johnson County, KS
Chris Kelly, Health Information Officer
Three words to describe Chris: Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic, Self-motivated
Chris is a proven technology leader with extensive experience in a broad range of executive and technical disciplines. Chris has successfully merged strategic management and technology at the County.
We’re so proud to work with all these individuals and can confirm - they all are influencing and improving local government every day. To all who were nominated and awarded, we congratulate you! Thank you for working hard every day for your local governments!
Are you interested in learning, networking, and sharing best practices with experts (like those listed above!) in strategy and performance management? Join us for our 6th annual summit on June 10 - 11th in Washington, DC! Register now.