City Receives Distinguished Budget Award

GFOA Award 2014The City of Kerman has been awarded the prestigious Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2014/15 Budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City. It reflects their commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, Kerman had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the City’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. The City received the award on the first submittal after passing the GFOA’s examination process.

“The City of Kerman is pleased to receive such a prestigious honor from the Government Finance Officers Association,” stated City Manager Luis Patlan. “This award is a testament to the City’s commitment to make our budget documents transparent, informative and easy to understand by the City Council and the public we proudly serve.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,000 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. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. Visit the organization at www.gfoa.org .

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