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Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Recognized for Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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The City of Grand Junction is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 Budget. This award is presented annually to governing bodies who meet or exceed a set of nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. This is the 4th year that the City has received this award.

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 four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding 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.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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