RELEASE: The Village of Port Chester Receives the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the GFOA (FY 2016-2017)

February 27,2017
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Todd Buikema 312-977-9700
Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)
is pleased to announce that Village of Port Chester, New York has received the GFOA's
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the
governing body and staff to meeting the highest princi ples of governmental budgeting. In order to
receive the budget award, the entity 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 rated "proficient" in all four categories, and 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 or department designated as being
primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to Christopher D.
Steers, Village Manager

For budgets beginning in 2015, I ,565 participants received the Award. Award recipients have
pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other
governments throughout North America.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs
of nearly 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. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only
national awards program in governmental budgeting.

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