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Town Budget Receives Award

Gwen Riddle, budget manager, and Phil Grant, former finance director, receive the Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation at the Dec. 3 Town Council meeting.

Gwen Riddle, budget manager, and Phil Grant, former finance director, receive the Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation at the Dec. 3 Town Council meeting. Photo contributed

For the 19th consecutive year, the Town of Vienna has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This award, for the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, is the highest form of recognition for governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the award, a jurisdiction must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well a government's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all of these categories to receive the award.

Vienna’s recently retired Finance Director Phil Grant and Budget Manager Gwen Riddle accepted the Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation as the individuals primarily responsible for achieving the award.

Copies of Vienna's budget are available for public review online at www.viennava.gov or at Town Hall, 127 Center Street S.