City Recognized with GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The City of Evanston’s Finance Division has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 25th consecutive year. The award, which recognized the City's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget document, is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.
In order to receive the award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well the budget document serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. A panel of independent reviewers must rate budget documents as "proficient" in all four categories and in 14 mandatory criteria within those categories in order to be recognized.
The City's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget is available at cityofevanston.org/budget. The City is currently preparing its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, which will be presented to the City Council on October 4.
For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.