May, 2015 – Wellington Earns Top Honors for Budget


Wellington Earns Top Honors for Budget, 20 Years Running


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” to the Village of Wellington’s Office of Financial Management & Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting in the nation.


This year marks Wellington’s 20th continuous year, earning the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.” Earning this budget award means the Village satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:


  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications devise


Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.


In addition to receiving the award, Wellington’s Office of Financial Management & Budget received the “Special Performance Measures Recognition” by achieving “outstanding” ratings from all reviewers for its presentation of performance measures. This is the first year the Village has received this special recognition.


The Village gives special recognition to Budget & Reporting Director, Christine Wadleigh and Budget Analyst, Rubi Cabret for their significant contribution to the body of work that earned this esteemed honor. This accolade reflects Village staff’s commitment for meeting and exceeding the highest principles and best practices in governmental budgeting.


The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit, professional association serving nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America.  The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.


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