The Performance Center : About the Center

The Performance Center began as a way to bring the recommendations from performance audits to smaller local governments. It is a resource for local governments that need to solve problems, reduce costs, and improve the value of their services to residents. It offers training and tools to help local governments improve performance and effectiveness. The Performance Center evolved from outreach conducted by the State Auditor's Office but also from the input of local government leaders who know that 'business as usual' cannot continue in the face of faltering tax revenues and pressing citizen needs.​

How does the Performance Center fit with the work of the Auditor's Office?

We have worked hard to assemble helpful information that, if shared broadly, could help local governments struggling to reduce costs and improve results do so more quickly and easily. The Performance Center complements the other work done by our Office. By devoting some of our resources to the Performance Center, the Performance Audit Division can build on that work, helping more local governments more quickly than we could with individual audits.

Who leads the Performance Center's efforts?

We work continuously with local government leaders to provide the resources they need the most.

  • We do not duplicate resources offered by groups such as Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
  • Join our email list to let us know about the topics, services and products that would be most helpful to you.

What does it cost?

We do not charge for this service. A small fraction of the Performance Audit budget is dedicated to the effort.

How can I stay informed or find out more?

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