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Coral Springs Department of Budget & Sustainability earns prestigious GFOA award

Coral Springs, Florida – The Department of Budget & Sustainability of the City of Coral Springs has been honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The accolade acknowledges the department’s proficient creation of an exceptional digital budget book that thoroughly and transparently outlines the particulars of the current fiscal year’s budget.

The department, which has earned this honor continuously since 2007, consistently formulates budget documents that abide by state and national guidelines as well as the GFOA’s benchmark practices for budgeting. Further, the organization was bestowed two special recognitions, one for a unique performance measure and another for distinctive strategic roles and strategies.

The current year marks the inaugural occasion on which the department was recognized for their exclusive digital rendition of the budget book. Aligned with the city’s commitment to embracing more environmentally conscious practices, the digital budget book contributed to reduced printing expenses and minimized environmental impact. Ileana Petrone, Director of Budget & Sustainability, expressed gratitude for the honor on behalf of the team, and lauded their diligent efforts.

“We’re proud that the team continued to receive recognition even with the movement to our digital budget book,” Petrone said. “We’re still going for this award every year, and our new digital budget book helps bring more transparency to what we do every day.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional organization providing service to approximately 19,000 government finance professionals across the country. To receive the GFOA award, the Department of Budget & Sustainability is required to fulfill nationally acknowledged strategies for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are aimed at evaluating how efficiently an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide, and a communication instrument.

Additional details, including a copy of the latest Adopted Budget Book, are accessible at CoralSprings.gov/Budget.

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