Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Annual Business Plan and Budget Document. This is the fifth consecutive year that Mount Pleasant Waterworks has received this award. In additional to receiving this award, MPW’s budget document also received special recognition as an Outstanding Policy Document.
The award represents a significant achievement by MPW. It reflects the commitment of the commissioners and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, MPW had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation.
When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to the Financial Services Department.
For budgets including fiscal period 2013, more than 1,340 entities received the award. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.