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Greenville receives national budget award

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City of Greenville

GREENVILLE - The City of Greenville has again been recognized for effective budget presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The award represents the city’s ability to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines its fiscal year 2010-2011 budget.

These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’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 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a certificate of recognition for budget presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to the Greenville Finance Department.

For budgets including fiscal periods 2010, 1,289 entities received the award. 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 is a nonprofit professional association serving 17,400 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.