Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast has been recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Distinction.

Certificates are based on established criteria and are awarded at three levels: Achievement, Distinction, and the highest level of recognition, Excellence. Recipients at all levels collect and verify data to ensure reliability, train staff in performance measurement, and report data to the public through budgets, newsletters, and/or information provided to elected officials.

Certificates of Distinction are awarded to those who also provide comparative and benchmarking information to the public, use performance data in strategic planning and operational decision-making, and share their knowledge with other local governments through presentations, site visits, and other networking activities.

Palm Coast is among 19 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Distinction, and one of 63 recognized overall. This is the sixth consecutive year that the City of Palm Coast has received this recognition.