City of Wilmington Receives Distinguished Award for Budget Presentation

Posted on  06/03/2014 3:48 pm

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that the City of Wilmington, Delaware has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2014 budget, which was the Williams’ Administrations first budget presentation.

“It is an honor the City received this award, as the Government Finance Officers Association looks to GFOA’s mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing, and advancing fiscal strategies, policies, and practices for the public benefit,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “This would not have been possible without the hard work of the City’s Office Management and Budget and the leadership of the Budget Director, Rob Greco.”

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

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award was granted to the City, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This award has been presented to Robert S. Greco, Budget Director in the Office of Management and Budget for the City of Wilmington.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.