by Morinville News Staff
Collaborative efforts of Sturgeon County’s Financial Services, Corporate Communications, and Business Strategy divisions has resulted in the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recognizing the County for their Distinguished Budget Presentation for the 2015 – 2016 cycle.
The GFOA Budget Presentation Award requires governments satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for “effective budget presentation designed to assess how a budget serves as a policy document; a financial plan; an operations guide; as well as a communications tool.”
The County says submitted budget documents are reviewed by GFOA professional staff members and by outside reviewers experienced in public-sector budgeting.
“This award recognizes transparency and provides the Council and the community assurance regarding the financial prudence of Sturgeon County’s budget as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device,” said Sturgeon County Chief Administrative Officer, Peter Tarnawsky in an Oct. 11 release. “It reflects the professional commitment and cooperative effort of numerous staff throughout the organization, led by Manager, Financial Services Ed Kaemingh.”
Though the Distinguished Budget Presentation award was the County’s first submission, GFOA also awarded the County with the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting earlier this year, the seventh consecutive year Sturgeon has received the nod.