Flagler County is being praised for the 13th consecutive year for its annual budget presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Flagler County’s 2021-2022 fiscal year budget was rated in four categories: as a policy document, as a financial plan; as an operations guide; and, as a communications device.

“This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting,” said GFOA Technical Services Center Director Michele Mark Levine in a correspondence with Financial Services Director John Brower. “Its attainment represents a significant achievement by your organization.”

Brower credits staff with pulling together the award-winning document including: Budget Manager Brian Eichinger; Amanda Gilbert, financial analyst; Chad Bleuel, financial analyst; and, Carlos Hernandez, digital media coordinator.

“There is some very detailed information the GFOA asks for, and they are looking for a document that stands out above the rest,” Brower said. “We need other departments to assist us creating charts and graphics and preparing it to be published on the website.

There are more than 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. A news release issued by the GFOA states: “Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.”

Media Release: Flagler County

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