Cuyahoga County Chief Innovation Officer to Receive CAP 2016 Emerging Leader Award

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Cleveland, Ohio – Cuyahoga County Chief Innovation Officer, Daro Mott, will receive the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) 2016 Emerging Leader Award of Excellence. This award recognizes early or mid-career professionals in the performance management field that are actively implementing performance management systems, innovating new practices and promoting the importance of performance and accountability within their governments and communities at the federal, state or local level.

“We believe innovation is critically important both in business and in government,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. “Chief Mott has been tasked with the responsibility for enhancing performance management and efficiency throughout county government. In other words, saving taxpayers money.”

“Being intentional about performance measurement, management and leadership is critical for any high performing organization,” said Daro Mott, Chief Innovation Officer, Cuyahoga County. “I am honored to be a member of team Cuyahoga and together we will create an Innovation and Performance Center of Excellence which is a model for the nation.”

Daro Mott, M.P.A and M.U.P., PMP, CSSBB, is a certified Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Leader. He recently was the Director of Quality and Performance for the Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation within the Office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Daro aspires to be the first Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Credentialed Manager appointed city/county manager of a complex municipal government. He co-authored a book entitled, Coaching Green Belts for Sustainable Success, which the American Society for Quality published in May of 2015. Daro is a life-long learner and is in the process of earning his Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification.

The award will be presented during the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, March 18 – 22, 2016.