The Office of Management and Budget for Los Alamos County was notified this week by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) that it has been awarded the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its FY17 Budget.
This is the 25th year in a row that the County has received this prestigious national award. In order to receive the award, the County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. It must be rated “proficient” in four categories, which contain 14 mandatory criteria within those categories: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.
A special “Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation” was presented to the County’s Finance Division for having the primary responsibility in having achieved the award.
“We are honored to once again receive this budget presentation award,” said Karen Kendall, Budget and Performance Manager, adding that the award is only possible because of the exceptional skills, hard work and dedicated staff throughout the County’s operating departments who work on their budgets for several months before annual adoption.