Government Finance Officers Association Award

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Flagler County receives ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation Award’

June 14, 2017 – Flagler County is being praised for the eighth consecutive year for its annual budget presentation.

The Government Finance Officers Association will present the county with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award at Monday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting – 5 p.m. June 19.

Flagler County’s 2016-2017 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 and represents a significant achievement by your organization,” said Todd Buikema, acting director, in a correspondence with Finance Director Lorie Bailey-Brown.

Bailey-Brown has worked on award-winning budgets for the county going back to the first budget that received the award – the 2009-2010 budget under Tom Klinker, the former director of the department.

She and her staff – Tammy Patten, budget manager, and Kelly Freshcorn and Brian Eichinger, both budget analysts – are in the midst of pulling together the 2017-2018 budget.

“Staff is mindful of the Government Finance Officers Association standards as they prepare the budget,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “There is some very detailed information the GFOA asks for, and they are looking for a document that stands out above the rest.”

The County Commission meeting will be held in the Board Chambers of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.