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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Lawrenceville Finance Department Earns Budget and Financial Reporting Awards

FY 2023 Annual Budget Report Cover

The City of Lawrenceville Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its Fiscal Year 2023 budget.  In addition, GFOA awarded the Finance Department the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” for its fiscal year 2021 budget.   

These awards reflect the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and are the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. 

 “We are proud of our Finance Department and the Citizens Financial Review Committee for once again achieving these awards of excellence,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager.  “They represent hard work and key components of financial best practices, and speak volumes about our knowledgeable and well-trained staff and for the accuracy and transparency of our budget process and documentation.”   

In order to receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as: 

  • a policy document 
  • a financial plan 
  • an operations guide 
  • a communications device 

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program.  

Visit the city website to view both award-winning reports:
Annual Budget Report FY2023
Annual Comprehensive Financial Report FY2021

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