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Gloucester receives award for budget presentation

Gloucester County’s Department of Financial Services has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the fifth consecutive year.

The award represents a significant achievement by the county, reflecting the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting, according to the GFOA. In order to receive the budget award, Gloucester County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in four categories, which include serving as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. The documents must also meet 14 mandatory criteria within those categories.

“I am so excited that we have achieved this prestigious award for each of the past five fiscal year budget documents for Gloucester County,” said Stephanie Tinsley, Gloucester’s Chief Financial Offic...

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