|SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in recognition of the county’s efforts for the Fiscal Year 2023 budget presentation. It is the county’s 33rd consecutive year receiving this prestigious award and fourth time receiving the Triple Crown Medallion.|
Sarasota County earned the Triple Crown Medallion by achieving all three GFOA awards: the Certification of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting, the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.According to Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, the county maps out strategic priorities and community needs through each budget cycle. “As stewards of public taxpayer dollars, the county is dedicated to responsibly funding projects and initiatives that build a safe, resilient, and thriving community. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award demonstrates staff’s dedication to fiscal planning and responsibility,” Lewis added. These GFOA awards reflect the county’s commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest principles of governmental budgeting through innovative programs and outstanding financial management. “It’s incredible our team is being recognized for the 33rd year in a row. I’m privileged to share this achievement with a team of professionals truly committed to sound financial planning and reporting,” said Office of Financial Management Director Kim Radtke. Each year the county’s budget is presented to the public through a series of input meetings and is then adopted by the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners.
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