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City of Reno wins budget award

By ThisIsReno

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE

Header-LogoThe city of Reno’s Office of Management and Budget has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, according to the GFOA.

Office of Management and Budget Director Kate Thomas, as the individual who oversees the department, received a Certificate of Recognition. Thomas and her team were honored at the Reno City Council Meeting on March 12.

“This is not the first time our Office of Management and Budget has won the award,” City Manager Andrew Clinger says. “Not only is the budget department doing a fantastic job of fiscal planning currently, they’re doing it on a consistent basis.”

The city of Reno also won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.

In order to receive the budget award, the Office of Management and Budget had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents had to be rated “proficient” in all four categories.