Media Release - District of West Vancouver receives Distinguished Budget Presentation
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
West Vancouver, BC – The District of West Vancouver has received even more industry acclaim for its 2012 budget. A panel of independent reviewers from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has given the District its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
In an award letter received by the District last week, the GFOA wrote: “This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant achievement by your organization.”
The GFOA presents the award to a government unit which publishes a budget document demonstrating excellence in meeting their criteria “...as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.”
“It’s gratifying to have District staff’s work acknowledged by industry peers in this manner,” says Mayor Michael Smith. “The award validates our staff’s efforts to ensure West Vancouver residents receive important financial information in the most professional and effective way.”
In October, the District of West Vancouver was co-winner of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) Vancouver Chapter award for the “Most Fiscally Responsible” municipality in Metro Vancouver for 2012.
Jeff McDonald, Director of Communications
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About the District of West Vancouver
The District of West Vancouver is the local government led by Mayor Michael Smith and Council. Home to more than 44,000 residents, West Vancouver is a local government which strives to "inspire excellence and lead by example". Our Vision and Mission guide us to pursue our treasured quality of life and will be the measure of our success as a community. West Vancouver is a community built on innovation, a strong spirit of personal civic commitment and a deep value for relationships.