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Posted on: April 11, 2018

City of Bonner Springs Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Bonner Springs, Kansas –The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently announced the City of Bonner Springs, Kansas, has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement, and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, the city 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 rates “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This award has been presented to City Manager Sean Pederson, City Manager.

There are over 1,600 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 (www.gfoa.org). Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

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About the Government Finance Officers Association. A major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.

 

 About Bonner Springs, Kansas. Located on the Kansas River on the western edge of the Kansas City Metro, Bonner Springs is a community of 7,500 residents. Bonner Springs, with nearly 500,000 visitors per year, is a major tourist destination that is home to Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, the National Agricultural Hall of Fame, Moon Marble Company, and several other historical, cultural, and recreational amenities that lend itself to a high quality of life. An award winning community, the City of Bonner Springs was named an All-American City by the National Civic League, a 30-year Tree City U.S.A recipient, and a 4-time recipient of Best Wastewater Collection System in the State of Kansas. For more information, please visit www.bonnersprings.org.

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