City of Vernon receives top award from Government Finance Officers Association – Vernon News

City wins prestigious award

The City of Vernon has received a prestigious award.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented Vernon with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2022 budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the city and reflects the commitment of management and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the budget award, the city had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

The guidelines are designed to assess how well the city’s budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

The award was presented to the City of Vernon’s Financial Services department.

There are more than 1,600 participants in the program and award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

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