FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2003
CITY WINS BUDGET PRESENTATION AWARD
A national organization of government finance professionals has honored the City and County of Honolulu with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today.
“This is a significant award because it recognizes our commitment to the highest principles of government budgeting,” the Mayor explained. “It also reflects the exceptional professionalism and dedication of everyone who works on our City budget, especially the staff of our Budget and Fiscal Services Department.”
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), a nonprofit association that serves 14,000 government finance professionals throughout North America, presented the award. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national award program in governmental budgeting.
The GFOA said the City qualified for the award after its budget was rated “proficient” as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.
“Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America,” the GFOA explained in a released statement.