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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Rockville Budget Presentation Receives Rave Reviews and Another Award

International Association Reviewers Praise ‘Outstanding’ Presentation

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 6 – The City of Rockville was honored for its budget document by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 27th consecutive year.

The annual award is for the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which began July 1 and ends June 30, 2018. The award recognizes state and local governments for the preparation of high quality budget documents that reflect the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting. The guidelines assess how well a government's budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, communication device and operations guide.
 
Each year, the city’s Finance Department strives to improve the city’s budget document. Budget documents are reviewed by GFOA professional staff members and by outside reviewers with experience in public sector budgeting. Reviewers complimented the how the budget offers detailed analysis, with information presented in an accessible manner.

One reviewer called the presentation “outstanding,” praising its “easy-to-read format that was straightforward, easy to navigate and supplemented with charts, graphs and pictures that would make the information understandable for the citizens of the community.”

Another reviewer said the document did a “nice job of presenting categorized summaries and forecasts with all elements.”

A third called the city’s manager’s message to the Mayor and Council and citizens “very effective.”

The award reflects the city’s commitment to the highest principles of government budgeting and its standing as a leader in budget format and presentation for local governments.

For more information about the budget, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget, or call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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