GFOA Presents County’s OMB Its ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation Award’ For 24th Straight Year

Deputy County Manager/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne

COUNTY News:

The Office of Management and Budget for Los Alamos County was recently notified by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) that it has been awarded the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its FY16 Budget.

This is the 24th 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.

For budgets beginning in 2015, only 1,491 participants across the United States and Canada received the award.

“We are honored to once again receive this award of excellence,” said Deputy County Manager and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne, adding that the award is only possible because of the exceptional skills, hard work and dedicated staff who work in the Finance Division.

As noted in the letter from GFOA, the award “represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.” In addition to receiving the distinguished budget presentation award, Los Alamos County’s budget also received special recognition for “Outstanding as a Policy Document.”

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