The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has once again presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Macon-Bibb County for its Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, which runs from July 1, 20222 – June 30, 2023.
In order to receive this award, Macon-Bibb had to publish a budget document that met program criteria as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. According to the letter from the GFOA, “this award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant achievement by your organization.”
“There’s no doubt our staff is the best! Our Budget and Finance Teams are the best in the business and receiving this award again shows just that,” said Mayor Lester Miller. “Putting this budget together is one of the most important items we need to have to keep our community thriving.”
About the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program
GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program) in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting. The program is open to submissions from any type of government (general-purpose or special-purpose) at either the state or local level that makes available to the general public an operating budget document in either an uploaded document or hardcopy format, regardless of the length of the budget period (annual/biennial/triennial