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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Pitt County Wins 22nd Consecutive GFOA Budget Presentation Award


On February 25, 2019 Pitt County Financial Services was notified by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) that Pitt County had been awarded the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

This is the 22nd consecutive year Pitt County has won the award, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement for Pitt County. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, Pitt County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to asses 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 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(s) or department designated as begin primarily responsible for having the achievement in the award. 

There are over 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 Officer 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 t enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association of headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C. 

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