Chesco receives national budgeting award

Chester County has earned the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, one of only three counties in Pennsylvania to receive the honor, a county press release said.

hester County Chief Operating Officer Mark Rupsis

Chester County Director of Finance Julie Bookheimer (left) and Chester County Chief Operating Officer Mark Rupsis display the award the county received for its budgeting.

Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, the accolade is presented to government organizations that have “pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America,” the release said.

A letter from the association announcing the award described its significance: “It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting,” requiring the county to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, the release said.

Chester County Chief Operating Officer Mark Rupsis said the county strives to produce a budget document “that explains how every single dollar that the county receives is spent to support the services and programs that our residents need,” the release said.

Rupees expressed gratitude to the commissioners for their support and “our finance team for their efforts to create a budget document that ensures we remain transparent and accountable – and that is worthy of GFOA recognition.”

Chester County Director of Finance Julie Bookheimer added: "It is rewarding to see the dedication and hard work of the finance staff recognized by GFOA. But this award would not have been possible without the commissioners' continued commitment."

 

 

 

 

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