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County Receives Distinguished Budget Award

County Receives Distinguished Budget Award

Posted on May 18, 2020

Union County Receives Distinguished Budget AwardUnion County Government has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Adopted FY 2020 Operation & Capital Budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. This is the seventh year Union County has received this award.

“It is an honor to be part of an organization that prioritizes transparency and fiscal responsibility, as this award is a measure of both,” said Blake Hart, Budget Director. “The fact that Union County is receiving its seventh consecutive award speaks to its sustained commitment to being a leader in local government finance and budgeting, and to recruiting and retaining a highly skilled and accomplished staff.”

To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, a governmental entity must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide, and as a communications device.

“This budget award is a reflection of our strong financial planning and a product of successful budget management,” said County Manager Mark Watson. “I commend our budget staff for another well-deserved recognition of their hard work.”

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.

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 award is valid for one year. The award-winning budget document can be viewed on the Budget webpage.

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