The streak lives!
For the sixth consecutive year, the Office of Paula S. O’Neil, Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, has been recognized for excellence in budgeting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award honors the Office’s commitment to meeting or exceeding the highest principles of government financial planning. Planning efforts must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The Clerk & Comptroller’s budget document was rated “proficient” or “outstanding” for each of 27 criteria within six evaluation categories.
GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting, and to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting.
The Government Finance Officers Association, a nonprofit professional association based in Chicago, serves nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.
We congratulate our Budget Department – Director Chris Mettler, Budget Analyst Ann Warchol, and Purchasing Specialist Steve Denson – for having their commitment to completeness and excellence once again saluted by their peers.
The streak lives!