The District of Central Saanich has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 2020 Financial Plan.
This award represents a significant achievement by the District and reflects the commitment by Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting. To receive this award the District had to satisfy internationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.
These guidelines assess how well the District’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communication device. Budget documents must be "proficient" in all four of the above categories to receive this award.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit professional association serving nearly 17,400 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.
There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program.