For the 10th consecutive year, Marana has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award. This honor recognizes the Town’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and operational transparency.
This award represents a significant achievement for the Town of Marana. It reflects the commitment of the Town to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, Marana had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the Town’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, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
For budgets beginning in 2015, 1565 participants received the award. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 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 GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.