The Finance Department has received various awards for distinguished budget presentation and excellence in financial reporting. The following represent some of these awards.
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Nationally Recognized Guidelines
In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. This is the 35th consecutive year the City has received this award.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This award is presented for the City's comprehensive annual financial report.
Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The annual report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive
spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the annual report. This is the 23rd consecutive year the City has received this award.