At the July 10, 2017 City Council Meeting, Mayor Nancy Rotering announced that the City of Highland Park has once again received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2017 budget. This marks the 23rd consecutive year that the City has received this honor. The award reflects the City Council and staff’s 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 entity’s budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.
The 2018 Budget process is underway and the schedule and presentations are available to the public on the City’s website. Budget workshops are scheduled during City Council meetings on July 24, August 28, September 25, and October 9.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving nearing 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program was established in 1984 and is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.