For the 20th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized the City of Wilsonville Finance Department with the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the fiscal year 2017-18 budget document.
The recognition from GFOA reflects the commitment of the City Finance staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting standards. To qualify, a budget document must be rated proficient as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device; additionally, it must satisfy14 mandatory criteria within those four categories.
“This award demonstrates the care taken to effectively present and communicate the City’s budget to the community,” said City Manager Bryan Cosgrove.
The GFOA award recognizes that the City has met or surpassed nationally recognized accounting guidelines for effective budget presentation. A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was awarded to Finance Director Susan Cole, who guides the process of preparing of the City budget. City employees instrumental in preparing the report are Assistant Finance Director Cathy Rodocker, Finance Operations Manager Keith Katko, Accountant Katie Cook and Administrative Assistant Margie Trader.
The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very 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 then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The City of Wilsonville has received this award continuously since fiscal year 1998-1999.To review the City’s award-winning Adopted Budget FY 2017-18 visit www.ci.Wilsonville.or.us/Budget.
For more information, contact Susan Cole, Finance Director, at 503-570-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.