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Bartlett Earns Budget Presentation Award

Post Date:12/21/2017

December 2017 -- The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the Village of Bartlett has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the Village. It reflects the commitment of Bartlett officials and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the Village had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
* a policy document
* a financial plan
* an operations guide
* a communications device

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those 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. This has been presented to Village Finance Director Todd Dowden.

There are more than 1,600 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 have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19, 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 association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D. C.

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