The Office of Management and Budget has received the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for meeting "the highest principles of governmental budgeting." The city was rated outstanding or proficient in the policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device categories. A certificate of recognition was presented to former City Manager Joyce Wilson.
GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. Approximately 16,000 GFOA members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources.
Membership in GFOA is open to everyone whose career, studies or interests involve government financial management. GFOA members form a diverse group of individuals--from entry-level employees to senior managers--who work for a broad range of governments, including cities, towns, and other municipalities of all sizes; county governments; school districts and special districts; public employee retirement systems; states and provinces; schools of administration and public affairs; libraries; federal agencies; and accounting firms, law firms, investment banks, and consulting institutions.
The Budget Awards Program is designed to encourage governments to prepare budget documents of the highest quality to meet the needs of decision-makers and citizens. Since the program was first established in 1984, participation has grown from 113 to 1,356 in Fiscal Year 2011.