Metro Government earns top budgeting award for sixth consecutive year

April 5, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, Louisville Metro Government has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is GFOA’s highest recognition for government budgeting, and complements Metro’s consistent GFOA recognition for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

GFOA guidelines and criteria are used to assess budgets for serving as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. In receiving the award, Metro’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget received high marks in all four categories — a reflection of Metro’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.

“Metro’s budget serves many important purposes, the highest of which is communicating our priorities in a transparent and accessible manner,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “The GFOA award acknowledges Metro’s hard work, led by Budget Director Aaron Jackson and our budget staff, to achieve that goal.

“We are at work on the most challenging budget of my eight years in office, and I’m glad to have such a distinguished Office of Management & Budget on our side.”

Jackson added: “Mayor Fischer persistently drives Metro to align our services with best practices, with citizen engagement and transparency as top priorities. His leadership is key to Metro receiving this honor for six straight years.”

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

Louisville Metro’s FY18-19 budget presentation can be found here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/management-budget/fy19-budget