Kneehill County Receives GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

GFOA Kneehill Award 2022

Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Kneehill County, Alberta, has received 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 principles 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 in 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(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Marika von Mirbach.

“Huge thanks to staff for their dedication and excellent work in preparing the 2022 budget,” said Deputy Reeve Ken King. “This is a great achievement and an example of the professionalism of our whole team here at Kneehill County.”