Thursday, January 22, 2009

County wins award for budget document

County wins award for budget document
By Reporter Staff
Posted: 01/22/2009

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada selected Solano County to receive its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

To receive the award, the county had to publish a document that met criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide for the organization, as a financial plan and as a device to communicate to the public.

In addition to the financial budget for the fiscal year, Solano County's budget document outlines its goals and objectives for the year. The document also details how the organization managed the budget from the prior year, explaining how the county achieved its stated goals in the previous budget document.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving 17,500 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

Solano's fiscal year 2008-09 budget document is available on the county Web site at under Special Reports.