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County Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Post Date:12/08/2017 1:43 PM

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY – Lethbridge County has been awarded the prestigious “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the seventh consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), for its 2017-2019 Budget.

In order to receive the budget award, Lethbridge County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the County’s budget serves as:

• A policy document
• A financial plan
• An operations guide
• A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, in addition to the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
This award represents a significant achievement by Lethbridge County, reflecting a commitment by staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was presented to Corporate Services – Finance & Administration, during the County Council Meeting on December 7, 2017. The 2017-2019 Budget can be viewed at:

Background on the GFOA:
The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. For more information, visit


L to R: Director of Corporate Services Tracy Anderson, Interim CAO Sheldon Steinke, Reeve Lorne Hickey, Deputy Reeve Ken Benson, Controller Jennifer Place

Release: County Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award


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