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Burnaby recognized for excellence in budgeting

The City of Burnaby has received an award for excellence in governmental budgeting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), which represents more than 20,000 government finance officials in Canada and the U.S.

This is the first time the city has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. It reflects the commitment of City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.

“It’s important to demystify city budgeting for residents, and ensure we help the community understand how their tax dollars are spent,” said Noreen Kassam, Director of Finance for the City of Burnaby. “This award gives us confidence that we’re on the right track.”

This award recognizes the city’s efforts to prepare an annual budget that is clear and understandable, and that serves as a policy document, a financial plan, and an operations guide and communications device.

According to the GFOA, award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting, providing an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program was established in 1984 to encourage and assist local governments to prepare budget documents of the highest quality.

Learn More: Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

For more information contact:
Noreen Kassam
Director Finance
Finance Department
604-294-7009 |

About the GFOA:

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association's more than 20,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. GFOA's mission is to advance excellence in public finance. 

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