Harford Earns 34th Consecutive GFOA Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation

Harford County government officials pictured from left: Director of Administration Ben Lloyd; Chief of Budget & Efficiency Kimberly Spence; County Executive Barry Glassman; Special Advisor Billy Boniface

Harford County has earned its 34th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

To receive the award, the County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation that assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

In addition, budget documents must earn a “proficient” rating in all four categories and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories.

There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program, and the most recent award recipients 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.