The Clatsop County Budget and Finance Department is the recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The award recognizes the commitment of the county board of commissioners and staff to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentations. These guidelines assess how well an entity's budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device. Budget documents must meet 14 mandatory criteria in those categories to qualify for the award.


A total of 1,340 entities have been selected for the award. This is the first time Clatsop County has received the award.

"The Budget and Finance Department is to be commended for its fine work in achieving this award," County Manager Scott Somers said.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. Its Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

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