There are nationally-accepted, best practices in County Government budgeting and budget presentation and, as an excellent example among other governments throughout North America, Douglas County has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with the prestigious 2017 Budget Presentation Award for its budget document.
Recipients of this award, received by the County for the tenth consecutive year, must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation — demonstrating how a budget serves as not only a policy document, but also a financial plan; an operations guide; and a communications tool.
“This award reflects our resolute commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting while representing Douglas County’s dedication to fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency,” said Commissioner and Board Chair Roger Partridge, on behalf of the Board.
As an additional example of financial transparency, Douglas County Open Budget allows a user to explore revenues, expenditures and Capital Improvement Project information.
Award recipients, according to the GFOA, have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting.
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 recognizes individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
For additional information on the GFOA, founded in 1906, please visit www.gfoa.org
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