June 15, 2007
Contact: Clarence Moriwaki,
Stephen Gauthier, Government Finance Officers Association of the United
States and Canada(312) 977-9700
Phone: (360) 337-4481
Kitsap County budget document wins international award
ORCHARD, WA—Kitsap County’s 2007 Budget Book has won the prestigious
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States and Canada.
“We’ve worked hard at Kitsap County to communicate clearly and openly with
the people we serve, and we’re honored that our 2007 Budget Book has been
recognized as one of the best public documents in the nation,” Kitsap County
Commission Chair Chris Endresen said.
“This award to Kitsap County recognizes the county's outstanding achievement
in presenting a budget document of the very highest quality that truly meets
the needs of both decision makers and citizens" said Stephen Gauthier of the
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
To win the award, Kitsap County had to meet nationally recognized guidelines
for effective budget presentation and to also be rated proficient as a
policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device.
Along with the award to Kitsap County, Kitsap County Administrative Services
Director Ben Holland will receive a Certificate of Recognition for Budget
Presentation from the association.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Government Finance Officers
Association is a nonprofit professional association serving 16,800
government finance professionals throughout North America. The Distinguished
Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in