Niagara Region awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to award Niagara Region the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018 Budget​. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement for the corporation.

Congratulations to the Budget Planning and Strategy team, the Program Financial Support team and the Reporting Team, for their work on this project. Each year’s budget document is a combined effort between directors, managers, the corporate leadership team and the Region’s agencies, boards and commissions.

The award represents a significant achievement by Niagara Region’s staff and reflects our commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the Budget Award, Niagara Region had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an organization’s budget serves as a:
  • Policy document
  • Financial plan
  • Operations guide
  • Communications device
Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

More than 1,600 organizations participate in the Budget Awards Program and the most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFAO) is a major professional association, servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top-quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.


Jason Lupish
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3813

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