DuPage County received a Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, the highest form of recognition in government budgeting.
The county's budget is reviewed annually by the Government Finance Officers Association to assess how well it meets nationally recognized guidelines as a policy document, financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. The county's budget documents were rated proficient in all four categories including the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories. The award covers the 2017 Fiscal Year, starting Dec. 1, 2016.
"DuPage County is committed to being fiscally responsible and transparent with our budgeting process. We are grateful for this national award highlighting our efforts," said Finance Committee Chairman Paul Fichtner.
There are more than 1,600 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.
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.