Mrs. Debbie H. White, Director of Finance for Goochland County Public Schools, received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for her work in developing and presenting the GCPS budget for 2016.
The award represents a significant achievement by Mrs. White and Goochland County Public Schools. In order to receive the award, the budget had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess the budget’s effectiveness in the areas of a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device. For budgets beginning in 2015, approximately 1,550 participants received this award. Award winners have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of approximately 18,700 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices, in Washington, D.C. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.
This represents the fourth year Mrs. White and GCPS have received this award.