The City of SeaTac was honored with the 2013 Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards for the City’s first biennial budget, presented for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The City received both the Washington Finance Officer’s Award, and the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) award. The national GFOA budgeting award is the highest form of recognition possible in the area of governmental budgeting.
“Both of these awards are gratifying accomplishments for the City and a great display of the financially sound budgeting practices evident in our City, as well as reflecting the hard work of our staff that continues to result in noteworthy statewide and national level achievements,” said Todd Cutts, City Manager for the City of SeaTac. “We hold ourselves to a high standard and strive for continuous improvement.”
The national Award is given to entities recognized for pioneering efforts to improve the quality of budgeting, which in turn provides an excellent model for other governments throughout North America. A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is presented alongside the Award to Aaron Antin, Director of Finance and Systems. Aaron is recognized for being primarily responsible for this achievement.
The GFOA is a non-profit association with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. serving approximately 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. With high standards and stringent criteria, the GFOA’s Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.