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County Receives Award for Budget Presentation

Posted on 01/03/17

January 3, 2017, Monroe, NC – Union County’s Administrative Services, Budget Division has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The County has earned the award for the past four years in a row.

In order to receive the budget award, Union County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well Union County's budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

This year’s award was presented to Executive Director of Administrative Services and CFO Jeff Yates during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

“It’s an honor to have been recognized by the GFOA for our budget for the fourth year in a row,” said County Manager Cindy Coto. “The award represents a significant achievement by Union County and reflects the commitment of Union County and staff to ensure our residents have access to all relevant County fiscal information.”

The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,700 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.