The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Department that Fiscal Services' Budget Division has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2006 from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This is the tenth consecutive year the Budget Division has received this prestigious recognition for government budgeting. Budget Director David Eicholtz and Senior Budget Analyst Jenifer Ellin will receive a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation for their leadership role in the creation of the budget document.
"We are extremely proud of our Budget Division's achievement, which reflects the staff's continuing commitment to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting," said the County Commissioners.
In order to receive the award, the document had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines assess how well a budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communication device. Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories to receive the award.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving 14,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program, instituted in 1984, is the only national awards program in government budgeting.