The Town of Leland has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program) was established in 1984. According to the GFOA, it was created 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 to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
The GFOA has recognized about 1,800 governments, including states, cities, counties, special districts, school districts, and more for transparency in budgeting. Budget documents must meet program criteria and excel as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communication tool in order to receive the award.