The Playbook for a Truly Distinguished Budget: How to Meet (and Exceed) the New GFOA Criteria

Posted on May 18, 2021


This guide was shared with ELGL by our friends at OpenGov

The GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation award is an important signifier of budgeting excellence in local governments. With the addition of new criteria added for 2021 that point to a more collaborative and transparent budgeting process, the GFOA raised the relevance of the distinction.

This eBook provides a playbook with context and examples to help local governments evolve their budgeting process and budget to meet the new criteria, and to ensure ongoing alignment around strategic priorities.

Read this eBook to learn:

  • About the new GFOA criteria
  • Real-world examples of the “distinguished budget” criteria
  • Next-order strategic budgeting and planning takeaways

Download the playbook here.

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