The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Town of Ashland for the past three fiscal years.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
- A policy document
- A financial plan
- An operations guide
- A communications device
Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all 4 categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. The award for the recognized fiscal year can be found below.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association's more than 19,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials who are deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions.
GFOA's mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management and has accepted the leadership challenge of public finance. To meet the many needs of its members, the organization provides best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications, recognition programs, research, and training opportunities for those in the profession.