City of Greater Sudbury Earns Third Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Jan 2, 2020

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), representing public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada, has awarded the City of Greater Sudbury with its third Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

The award, presented in recognition of the City’s 2019 municipal budget, is the highest form of recognition in government budgeting. The City previously received this honour for its 2014 and 2018 municipal budgets.

“The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award reflects the commitment of Council and municipal staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “It is a tremendous honour to be chosen from over 1,600 entries to join the 363 governments from across North America recognized for pioneering efforts to improve the quality of budgeting.”

In order to receive the award, governments must 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 and a communications device.

In addition to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, staff of the Financial Services division was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation.

“Each year we develop a budget document that not only outlines costs, but acts as our guide to establishing plans, performance and results we’ll deliver to the community over the coming year, on behalf of City Council,” said Ed Archer, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Greater Sudbury. “Receiving this acknowledgement is a true testament to the positive impact and results of collaboration between staff and Council.”

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving nearly 20,500 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

Information about the 2019 and 2020 municipal budgets is available at