At the Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 21, the City Commission gave City Manager Michael Levinson a sterling performance review, and thanked him for his leadership and accomplishments during the punishing economy of Fiscal Year 2010.
“Credibility is the currency of leadership,” Levinson stated in his opening remarks. “An organization earns credibility by living up to the promises it makes to its customers. We make promises to our customers through the Business Plan. We delivered all that was promised in the Business Plan for Fiscal Year 2010 and more. It’s the hallmark of a great organization to sustain excellent results in the best of times and the most challenging of times. Coral Springs continues to do just that.”
“I really appreciate your leadership, Mike. You’ve led us to some outstanding results,” Mayor Scott Brook said.
“It is indeed an honor and a privilege to work with you. It never ceases to amaze me how you raise the bar and how you continue to do more with less,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck added. “You and your staff have poured the concrete, which has created the foundation on which this City operates.”
“All the residents in the City of Coral Springs owe you a debt of thanks and appreciation that can’t be measured. I don’t recall a time when you’ve had a performance measure review where you’ve received anything less than the top category, which is a testament to your work, your effort, your skill and leadership,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.
“In the bleakest of times, you did a wonderful job with the budget, and staff has done an outstanding job under your leadership,” Commissioner Tom Powers said.
“You’ve done a great job over the years and I’ve enjoyed working with you. I’ve implemented some of your business practices in my business, which has helped tremendously. You have my greatest respect,” Commissioner Vince Boccard said.
Mike Levinson is currently serving in his 16th year as the City Manager of Coral Springs. Under his leadership, the City was the recipient of the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the only local government to ever receive this Presidential recognition for performance excellence. Coral Springs maintains the highest financial credit rating — AAA with a Stable Outlook — from all three rating agencies on Wall Street.
“I want to thank this Commission for the clear policy direction and financial discipline that you have demonstrated in the decision-making process,” Levinson said.
The City Manager’s contract is set to expire in September 2011 and Levinson waived any wage increase for the second year in a row.