Waukesha County

Waukesha County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Waukesha County has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting; the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the county with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018 budget.


“Waukesha County’s budget team is among the best in the nation,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. ”Not only do our professionals uphold our low-tax legacy year after year, the annual budget document they craft reflects best practices set by national guidelines that result in a budget that provides a roadmap to fiscal responsibility.  It is a document that county leaders and residents understand and can reference well into the future.”  


Waukesha County is among the top recipients of the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award, having received it 31 times. In order to receive the award, the county must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines assess how well a budget serves as: a policy document; a financial plan; an operations guide; and a communication device. Budget documents are rated by the GFOA as “proficient” in all four categories, and in fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories.


About the Waukesha County Budget

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow presented the 2019 County Executive Budget to County Board Members on September 25. The award-winning 2018 Waukesha County budget, and other recent budgets, are available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget. Follow updates on county programs and events on Facebook at @CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter at @WaukeshaCoExec.


About the Government Finance Officers Association

The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. More information is available at www.gfoa.org.

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