The Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada has announced that Harford County government has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
The award signals that Harford County has met the highest principles of governmental budgeting and satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.
The guidelines assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operational guide and communication tool. Harford's budget documents were rated "proficient" in each category.
The GFOA, a nonprofit professional association serving 16,800 government finance professionals, presented the county with a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation.