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Hampton Recognized for Budget

The City of Hampton has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2012 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association. This is the fifteenth time Hampton has received this recognition for its budget documents.

City Council member Chris Stuart presented the award to the City’s Budget and Management Analysis office at the Dec. 14th Council meeting.

“The City of Hampton’s citizen engagement activities have served the City’s budget process well. The public input we receive, along with strategic policy and financial information, provide the blueprint for the City budget,” said Gloria Washington, Hampton’s budget director.

The Government Finance Officers Association established the award in 1984 to encourage state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the highest quality. To receive the award, a governmental entity must publish a budget document that excels as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and a communications device.

The association was formed in 1906 and serves to promote professional management of governments by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices. For more information, visit www.gfoa.org.

Contact: Tami Back | tback@hampton.gov |757-727-6191 22 Lincoln Street | Hampton, VA 23669