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El Centro Awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2023 to the City of El Centrofor its commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.  This award represents a significant achievement by the City of El Centro.  In order to receive this award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  Budget documents must meet program criteria, and excel as a policy document, a financial plan, operations guide, and a communication tool.  There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program.  This award is the highest award in governmental budgeting, and is presented to those government units whose budget is judged to adhere to program standards.

“The Finance Department takes great pride in the achievement of the award as it is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the department.  The City of El Centro has received the award for nine consecutive years.  Our Department’s objective is to continue to receive this prestigious achievement by meeting the rigorous standards established by the GFOA in future fiscal years,” stated Richard Romero, Finance Director.


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