County lauded for budget preparation

County lauded for budget preparation

The State of Tennessee and 17 of its local governments were recently honored by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for outstanding work in preparing last year’s budget.

The GFOA announced that the governments were all recipients of the Distinguished Budget Award, which is given to state and local governments that prepare the highest-quality budget documents that meet the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and conform to the GFOA’s best practices.

In addition to the state government, six Tennessee counties and 11 Tennessee cities were recognized.

The counties recognized were: Bradley, Hamilton, Knox, Davidson, Shelby and Weakley.

The cities recognized were: Bartlett, Brentwood, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Collierville, Franklin, Germantown, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis and Oak Ridge.

The GFOA is an organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting the professional management of government finances through education, training, member networking and leadership programs. 

The GFOA has members throughout the United States and Canada.

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