For the first time, Clay County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Presented for the county government’s 2022 budget, the award is a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of Clay County to professionalism and transparency.
To receive the award, Clay County first had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for 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 and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award. Three anonymous reviewers scrutinized the documents submitted by the Clay County Budget Team, and they determined the presentation met those standards.
In addition to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Clay County Budget Team received a Certificate of Recognition for its presentation.
There are more than 1,700 participants in the GFOA Budget Awards Program. The most recent award recipients and their corresponding budget documents are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website.