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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 5 years ago

Ormond fleet operations recognized

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by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

The department finished ahead of Orlando, Jacksonville.

The city’s Fleet Operations has been ranked 19th in the nation by the website, the100bestfleets.com. The ranking was announced on April 9 in Minneapolis at the NAFA Institute and Expo, a conference for fleet operators, and will be published in Governing Magazine, a publication for government officials.

The Best 100 Fleets competition began 10 years ago, and about 38,000 government organizations are eligible to apply, including municipalities, school boards, and utility companies. A panel of fleet managers judged the applications.

At the April 16 City Commission meeting, Commissioner Rick Boehm said he was impressed because Ormond Beach ranked above major cities. Orlando was ranked 46th and Jacksonville was 90th.

“We weren’t just being compared with Samsula. We came out ahead of a few fairly big guys,” he said. “The fleet guys are doing a terrific job.”

In 2013, the first year the City applied for this recognition, Fleet Operations ranked 94th, according to a city spokeswoman.

Criteria for the ranking included the fleet’s performance measurement procedures, use of up-to-date technology, encouragement of idea sharing and creativity, recognition of employee performance and efficient repair procedures.

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