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Bowling Green receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Fourth straight year city has won award

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2015) — The City of Bowling Green recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY16 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada (GFOA). This is the fourth consecutive year that Bowling Green has received this award.

bowling greenIn order to receive the budget award, Bowling Green had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. Guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves in four categories:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.

GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving over 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.