(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the City of Salisbury, Maryland, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 Fiscal Year budget, submitted this time last year. This is Salisbury’s fourth year in a row earning the award from GFOA, having earned their first one for 2018’s Fiscal Year budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity 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
- a communications device
Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
“It is an honor for our City to accept this GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award once again. Thank you to our Finance Department Director Keith Cordrey, his team, and our Communications team for their commitment to presenting an outstanding and thorough budget to our City Council and our constituents,” shared City Administrator Julia Glanz.
When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Finance Department, City Administration.
There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.
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