Macon-Bibb County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2017 budget. It’s the third consecutive year Macon-Bibb has won this award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). In order to receive the award, Macon-Bibb’s budget document had to serve as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device, and then it had to be rated as proficient in each of those areas. To view the budget, click here.
According to GFOA, the award “reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.”
A certificate of recognition was awarded to the head of our Budget and Strategic Planning Department, Julie Moore, and Budget and Grants Manager Sherita Jones. Moore and Jones are primarily responsible for the formulation of the budget
While this award recognizes the new Macon-Bibb County, it is an award that was earned by the former Bibb County 29 times and former City of Macon 22 times.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.