For the 19th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized the City of Wilsonville Finance Department with the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the fiscal year 2016-17 budget document.
In notifying the City about the award, the GFOA states “This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by your organization.”
The award reflects the commitment of the City and Finance staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting standards. The GFOA award recognizes that the Finance Department has met or surpassed nationally recognized accounting guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines define how successful the City’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication device.
City Manager Bryan Cosgrove explains, “This recognition affirms that the City places high value on not only managing and budgeting City resources carefully, but also taking great care in how we effectively present and communicate the City’s budget to City leaders and the general public.”
A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was awarded to Finance Director Susan Cole for being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. Other Finance Department employees that assisted in preparing the report are Assistant Finance Director Cathy Rodocker, Finance Operations Manager Keith Katko, Accountant Katie Cook and Administrative Assistant Margie Trader.
The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The City of Wilsonville has received this award continuously since fiscal year 1998-1999.
To review the City’s award-winning Adopted Budget FY 2016-17 visit www.ci.Wilsonville.or.us/Budget.
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