Highland Village receives distinguished budget award

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The city of Highland Village recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 15th year.

At a City Council meeting earlier this month, Mayor Charlotte Wilcox presented Assistant City Manager Ken Heerman the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget.

This award represents a significant achievement by the City and it reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting,” said a news release from the city.

To receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communication device, according to the news release. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

“I am pleased to present this award to Ken Heerman, assistant city manager, and to congratulate the entire finance department on a job well done,” Wilcox said during the meeting.

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