Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Sunsets (Discontinued)
AGA has discontinued the Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report Review Program as of March 31, 2013. Limited resources and fewer governments submitting SEA or performance reports for review led to the closure. Originally, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation financially supported the program. When the grant ended in 2010, AGA and corporate partner, Accenture, supported the program. We hope that our program has led your agency to embrace performance measurement and management, and that you will continue to prepare and communicate your entity’s performance to its constituents. Contact Evie Barry if you have any questions or comments.
Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report Review Program
The mission of AGA's Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report Review Program is to stimulate and help state and local governments prepare valuable and comprehensive SEA reports that inform the public, elected officials and management about their government's efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars. To that end, the program reviews reports and provides recommendations to strengthen the reports ability to provide useful information and to recognize through an award structure, those governments that prepare exemplary reports.
Congratulations to the Latest Recipients of the Certificate of Achievement in SEA Reporting
Since the adoption of our new award structure in 2008 (see About SEA for more information on the award structure), several governments have received the prestigious GOLD award. They are (listed in award date order):
- City and County of Honolulu
- King County, WA Aims High 07
- King County, WA Aims High 08
- King County, WA AIMs High 09
- Bellevue, Washington (also a Circle of Excellence awardee)
- Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
- Vancouver, Washington
- Saco, Maine (also a Circle of Excellence awardee)
- Palo Alto, California (also a Circle of Excellence awardee)
- Oklahoma Health Care Authority
- San Jose, CA
- Minnesota Department of Transportation FY09
- Hillsborough, NC FY11
- New York City Mayor’s Management Report, FY 10, FY11
Circle of Excellence awardees are recognized because those governments have received the GOLD (or former award) for five or more consecutive years. Congratulations to all of our award recipients!
"These awards (King County Aims High and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks) confirm that we are on the right track in demonstrating accountability and transparency in government," said then-King County Executive Ron Sims. "Performance measures are one of the best tools government has for assessing our effectiveness in delivering vital public services."