Metro Government earns top budgeting award for fourth consecutive year

March 14, 2017

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Louisville Metro Government its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year.

This represents the GFOA’s highest recognition for government budgeting.

In receiving the award, Metro’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget received high marks on GFOA guidelines and criteria for serving as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

“My commitment to citizens is for a budget that is comprehensive, transparent and accessible,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This GFOA award acknowledges the Office of Management and Budget’s hard work and commitment to good service and continuous improvement. Congratulations to OMB, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt and Budget Director Aaron Jackson, and our budget staff, for their contributions in creating this valuable resource for citizens.”

Frockt added: “Transparency, teamwork and citizen engagement are hallmarks of Mayor Fischer’s leadership and align directly with GFOA’s standards. That alignment has been essential in receiving this honor four years in a row.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving about 19,000 government officials and other finance practitioners in North America.

Louisville Metro’s FY16-17 budget presentation can be found here.