The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is pleased to announce that the City has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY2015 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 the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. The City first received the award for FY2014.
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 Jennifer Gray, Assistant City Administrator and Tracy Hansen, Director of Finance.
Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide and excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional associations 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 Award is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.
View the link below to view the City of Des Peres Budget Book Publication.