City wins budget award
The Government Finance Officers Association announced Canby as a winner of the organization's award for its Distinguished Budget Presentation.
The award will be presented to the city at its Jan. 15 City Council meeting.
This award represents a significant achievement by the city. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of government budgeting, they said in a press release.
To receive the award the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentations. These guidelines are designed to assess how well a city's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.
To win the award all budget documents must be proficient in all four categories and in the 14 mandatory criteria within the categories.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation award is granted to an entity along with a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation to individuals or departments designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award.
This will be presented to the Canby's Finance department headed by Julie Blums.
There are more than 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program.
The most recent 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.
The Government Finance Officers Association advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.
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