The County’s 2007-08 and 2008-09 Operational Plan has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This award represents a “significant achievement” by the County according to GFOA and “reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”
To earn the award, the County’s Operational Plan must satisfy a set of rigorous nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines assess how well the County’s Operational Plan serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. The County’s Operational Plan was rated proficient in all categories.