Brentwood Finance Department Wins Distinguished Budget Award | Local News


For the 30th consecutive year, the City of Brentwood Finance Department has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021.

The award is the highest form of recognition in government budgeting. This is a significant achievement for the city’s finance department and the city manager’s office, both of which have invested a great deal of work in preparing the annual operating budget as well as the capital improvement program on six years.

To receive the award, Brentwood’s finance department released a budget document that met program criteria, including an operations guide, financial plan, policy document and an effective way to share information with the public. .

“Winning this award every year is truly a career highlight,” said Chief Financial Officer Karen Harper. “It is an honor to host and an honor to serve the citizens of Brentwood who trust us to be good stewards of taxpayers’ money.

“Thank you all for what you do every day. It’s definitely a team effort and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of each of you.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association serving the needs of nearly 19,000 local, state and provincial appointed and elected officials and other financial practitioners. The GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national government budgeting awards program. Award recipients, such as Brentwood’s finance department, pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and set an excellent example for other governments in North America.


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