The City of Ashland has received the 2019 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The City has received this award for its biennial budgets since 2013.
The GFOA states “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”. Awards are granted to an entity who meets nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentations. These guidelines assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. Budgets must be rated proficient in all four categories and in the fourteen criteria within those categories.
The City Council will be presented this award at the March 3 Council Business Meeting. The GFOA has given the City of Ashland a Certificate of Recognition for the Budget Presentation and a brass medallion to add to the Distinguished Budget Presentation plaque.