City Receives Two Prestigious Awards
CLEARWATER – Two prestigious awards were presented to the city of Clearwater by the Suncoast Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators at its annual banquet at the University of South Florida on June 28.
Parks & Recreation Director Kevin Dunbar was awarded the Picot B. Floyd Public Service Leadership Award and the Clearwater Finance Department received the Public Management Innovation Award.
The Picot B. Floyd Public Services Leadership Award recognizes a public administrator in the Tampa Bay area who demonstrates the ability to provide for the effective functioning of a unit or agency. That person also manages conflict, resulting in positive outcomes; delegates authority and encourages subordinates to assume responsibility for decisions and actions; provides leadership and vision; makes difficult decisions in times of adversity or opposition; generates new ideas; listens to others who may hold contrary ideas; and sets high standards of personal integrity and moral character.
The Public Management Innovation Award, given for the Finance Department’s Electronic Payment Processing System, recognizes a local government program demonstrating success through significant team cooperation, service consolidation, application of new technology, cost savings, and increased program effectiveness.
The American Society for Public Administration, established in 1939, is the leading professional association in the field of public administration. The organization sponsors national conferences and publishes the Public Administration Review. The Suncoast Chapter was founded in 1971 in partnership with the public administration program at the University of South Florida. Its members are drawn from cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay region.
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