Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Warren County, North Carolina, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 22 budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity'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 in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.
“This GFOA Budget Book award is a significant accomplishment for the County,” stated County Manager Vincent Jones. “It is a priority I identified when my tenure with the County began.”
“The Board of Commissioners have focused on making sure the County is well-run, accountable, and transparent,” continued Jones. “Developing a budget book to capture our annual spending plan could not have been accomplished without a dedicated Warren County staff and leadership team. I hope our residents will take note and are proud of this accomplishment as well.”
There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Warren County’s FY 22 budget is available online at https://www.warrencountync.com/161/Finance.