For the 28th consecutive year, the Town of Vienna is being recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for excellence in budget practices. The Town recently received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, which reflects the commitment of the Town Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
“We’re honored that our work continues to meet the highest standards set by the GFOA,” said Town Finance Director Marion Serfass. “Producing an annual budget plan of this caliber requires a great deal of collaboration and coordination between the finance office, Town departments and the Town Council, and we are grateful to be part of a culture that always strives for excellence.”
To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Town of Vienna had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well a government’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. The Town’s plan attained a proficient rating in all four categories and met the standards in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to qualify for the award. The Town of Vienna Finance Department also received a Certificate of Recognition from the GFOA for its intensive work on the budget.
Since 1906, the GFOA has represented public finance officials in local, state and federal agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The organization advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research.