Belton Finance Department Receives Award

Belton Finance Department Receives Award
March 08, 2022
The Belton City Council tonight recognized its Finance Department for receiving a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
This is the 30th consecutive year Belton has received the award, which is presented to governing bodies and staffs that meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, an entity must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.
These guidelines assess how well an entity's budget serves as a:
  • policy document
  • financial plan
  • operations guide
  • communications device.
"That level of detail for 30 consecutive years is a big deal," Councilmember Craig Pearson said.
Budget documents must be proficient in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within the 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 being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. In Belton this was presented to Finance Department.
There are over 1,700 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 are an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) supports excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.