The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2019 Annual Budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by FPUA. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, FPUA 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 the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This certificate has been presented to FPUA’s Department of Finance.
FPUA has received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Annual Budget each year since 1997. This is FPUA’s 23rd consecutive year receiving this award.
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