New Hanover County, NC – At today’s New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting, the county’s Finance Department was recognized for receiving the county’s 28th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2018.
This award represents a significant achievement for New Hanover County. In order to receive this distinction, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria in the following four categories: as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide, and as a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.
“For the last 28 years, New Hanover County has set and maintained a high standard of excellence for the budget process through the leadership of our Board of Commissioners and our dedicated staff,” said New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet. “This award is a tremendous honor and highlights the importance of our budget book, which provides added transparency for our citizens to see where their tax dollars are being spent.”
View the county’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget book here.