Friday, May 27, 2011 - St. Lucie OMB Earns National Award For 13th Consecutive YearThe Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced recently that St. Lucie County has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget for the 13th consecutive year.
In additional to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the St. Lucie County Office of Management and Budget will receive a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation.
The award represents a significant achievement by the County, reflecting the staff's commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the GFOA award, St. Lucie County had to meet nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit, professional organization serving 17,600 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.
To see copies of the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners' Annual Budget visit: www.stlucieco.gov (click on the Annual Budget link under News on the left-hand side of the homepage).