The City of Puyallup has been awarded the "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its 2017 budget. This award is the highest recognition in government budgeting and represents a significant achievement by the city.
Puyallup’s budget document was examined by a panel of independent reviewers and satisfied all nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well a budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device.
“This award is truly a result of teamwork across the whole city, beginning with the City Council’s priorities and the city manager’s recommendations for how to accomplish those,” said the city’s Finance Director Cliff Craig. “The budget document strives to ensure that we provide high quality services according to established financial policies. It contains a wealth of information, including ten-year projections of operating revenues and expenditures and performance measures for every department.”
“Because the budget is used for planning and operations, it tells the story of what will get done, and how and when. It takes much work on the part of many people to achieve this, and I appreciate all of their efforts in making this possible.”
The GFOA serves more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials. The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare the highest possible quality budget documents.