City Budget Receives 12th Prestigious National Award

November 1, 2017

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Portsmouth for the twelfth consecutive year, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget document, Acting City Manager Nancy Colbert Puff has announced. 

“This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by the City. With the commitment of the City Council and staff, we continue to provide a most comprehensive budget document while meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting established by GFOA,” Colbert Puff said.

GFOA is a major professional association servicing more than 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program, established in 1984, recognizes exemplary budget documentation by state, provincial and local governments, as well as public universities and colleges. 

Director of Finance and Administration Judie Belanger said that in order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. Each year Portsmouth aims to increase the ease of use and understanding of the City’s annual budget, creating a document that serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

For more information, please contact Judie Belanger, Finance Director, 610-7223.


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