Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 26th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and reflects the commitment of the Linn County governing body 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 in the mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award .
According to the GFOA, award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
View Linn County’s budget documents.
The Government Finance Officers Association advances excellence in governmental finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve. Learn more at GFOA.org.