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
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
- 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.
905-980-6000 ext. 3813
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