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Posted on: July 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Santa Rosa County budget office receives national award for third consecutive year

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Presented to Santa R

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently announced Santa Rosa County received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget. This is the third consecutive year the office has been awarded this prestigious accolade.

The award represents significant achievements reflecting the commitment of the board and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. More than 1600 entries were submitted to the program to be judged on how well they serve as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communication device.

"The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting," said Commission Chairman Sam Parker, District 1. "It's very significant that our budget department has been recognized three years in a row. Anyone who picks up this document can see what our priorities are, where we're headed and what we're spending our money on - it shows our commitment to making this community better for our residents."

The GFOA is a major professional association serving the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides products, programs and services to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. For more information, visit


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