WILTON MANORS, Fla., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Wilton Manors is to pleased to announce that the City's Finance Department has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City's 2014/2015 Operating and Capital Budget. The award, presented to the Finance Department by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.
"We are ecstatic at this significant achievement especially since this is the first time the City has ever applied for this award," said Bob Mays, Wilton Manors Finance Director. "The award reflects the commitment of the City's elected officials and staff to continue to meet the highest standards and serve as an example to other cities."
In order to receive the award, the City's budget had to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting, including the nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The City's budget was judged in four categories, including: how well it served as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device, and evaluated on fourteen mandatory criteria within these categories.
Carol Conol, Wilton Manors Assistant Finance Director, spearheaded the application process.
"Carol spent many extra hours to make sure our budget document met the criteria for this national award program," said Mays. "She took the proposed budget that we issued last June and extensively improved it to qualify for the award. It is a testament to her efforts that we received the award on our very first attempt."
The Finance Department also received a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation. A formal presentation of the award to the Finance Department will be conducted within the next few weeks.
To see the complete Operating and Capital Budget for fiscal year 2014/ 2015, visit the Finance Department page on the City's website at www.wiltonmanors.com.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WILTON MANORS
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.
ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,000 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.
CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754 (or) [email protected]
SOURCE City of Wilton Manors