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Improving Government Performance in Louisville: ‘It’s All About the People’

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Daro Mott takes a keen interest in finding ways to help the local government in Louisville, Kentucky, develop great employees.

“It's something which is a deep passion of mine,” said Mott, who is currently deputy director of performance management and chief of staff of the Office of Performance Improvement, within the Office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Mott was speaking earlier this month during a presentation at the 2015 Code For America Summit, which was held in Oakland, California.

He pointed to a six-point “staff development system” that Louisville uses in its effort to cultivate and retain talented staff. The six components of the system include: assigning project portfolios, establishing core competencies, as well as using individual development plans, training matrices, professional development calendars and employee performance appraisals.

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Bill Lucia is a Senior Reporter for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously covered Seattle city government for and holds a master's in public administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.

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