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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Dec. 15, 2015) – The Town of Mount Pleasant was recently honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Town has been awarded this prestigious designation.
“I would like to recognize Town Administrator Eric DeMoura, our Interim Chief Finance Officer Jan Crates, our Budget Officer Daniel Prentice and our Finance Division team for their commitment to professional excellence,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “The award represents a significant achievement and reflects the Town’s proactive stance on meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”
The Town must meet four nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These include a policy document, a financial plan, and operations guide and a communications device.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association's more than 18,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. The GFOA's mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing, and advancing fiscal strategies, policies, and practices for the public benefit. The GFOA has accepted the leadership challenge of public finance. To meet the many needs of its members, the organization provides best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications including books, e-books, and periodicals, recognition programs, research, and training opportunities for those in the profession.