Our Evaluations

GNBGC employs a criteria-based system to evaluate the performance of elected officials during their first year in public office, with its intent being to assess the individual’s work, accomplishments, success or lack thereof within the context of good governance. This is done at a pre-evaluation interview held shortly after the end of the elected official’s first year in office.

Performance is assessed in two general areas—achievements and overall performance using the criteria set forth below, with achievements given a 30% weight and overall performance given a 70% weight. A numeric scale of 1 through 10 for each criterion is used to arrive at a grade ranging from A to F.  Grades and rationales are sent to the public officials and released to the public following approval of the GNBGC Board of Directors.


  1. Objectives
  2. Priorities
  3. Campaign Promises
  4. Relevance of the above for all stakeholders


  1. Service to all stakeholders
  2. Bringing about desired result through legal and ethical ways
  3. Respect for colleagues, subordinates and the public
  4. Collaboration with staff
  5. Allegiance to majorities’ decisions
  6. Honesty
  7. Stewardship
  8. Accountability
  9. Collegiality
  10. Avoiding conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof


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