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December 9, 2019, 10:33 am

Sunshine Coast Regional District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Sunshine Coast Regional District
SECHELT – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), British Columbia has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2019-2023 budget document.

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 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 or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to the Corporate Services Department. “Achievement of this award demonstrates the SCRD’s commitment to high-quality financial reporting and transparency,” says Tina Perreault, General Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “A special thank you to our staff, which has shown their commitment in making sure that our residents are informed with quality financial documents.”

There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association (GEOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.

To view the document, visit www.scrd.ca/Budget

Media contact:
Tina Perreault
General Manager, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Sunshine Coast Regional District
Phone: 604-885-6800
Email: tina.perreault@scrd.ca


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