Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 18th consecutive year. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. According to the GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of Linn County and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
To receive the award, Linn County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines assess how well a government’s budget serves as:
• a policy document
• a financial plan
• an operations guide, and
• a communications device
Documents submitted to the budget awards program are reviewed by members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting. A budget document must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation has been presented to Dawn Jindrich, Linn County budget director, for her significant role in achieving the award.
The GFOA says award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
To view the budget, visit www.linncounty.org/finance and click Budget Document.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit professional association serving more than 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. Learn more at www.gfoa.org.