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Posted on: July 10, 2018

City NMB Honored with Distinguished Budget Award

GFOA Distinguished Budget Award

On May 2nd, 2018, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the City of North Miami Beach would be receiving their first GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. This honor represents a significant achievement for NMB, and reflects the commitment we have towards meeting the highest values of creating a government budget that serves all residents.

In order for the City of North Miami Beach to qualify for this highly esteemed Award, our government was required to meet nationally recognized, rigorous standards for effective budget presentation. Our budget was looked at closely, and the GFOA determined exactly how well it served as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device. We are proud to announce that our City’s documents were ranked “proficient” in all four categories and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, as is require

Not only did our City receive this prestigious Award, but our very own Finance Director, Janette Smith, was also recognized by the GFOA as being absolutely vital in this accomplishment. “This Award is a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles in governmental budgeting. Although a Certificate of Recognition was presented to me, please know that this document is truly a group effort as every division in the City is responsible for the presentation of their goals, measurements, achievements, organizational charts and budget. The Award could not have been received without the cooperation of all Department Directors, Assistant Directors and Senior Managers, the guidance of the City Manager’s office and the adoption of the Strategic Plan and leadership of the City Commission,” said Director Smith. Award recipients have forged efforts to improve the quality of government budgeting nationwide and set an excellent example for other governments all over North America.

GFOA Press Release
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