The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the agency’s budget. This is the agency’s 14th consecutive year receiving this award.
GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program) in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
To earn recognition, budget documents must meet program criteria and excel as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communication tool.
“Receiving this award represents a significant achievement for DCTA as it reflects our commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting,” DCTA Senior Manager of Budget Amanda Riddle said. “At DCTA, we work diligently to ensure our budget meets the four pillars of the GFOA budget standards as a financial plan, an operations guide, a policy document and a communications device.”
There are more than 1,600 participants in the GFOA Budget Awards program. The most recent budget award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.