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8th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Award for Gurnee Park District's Business Services Team!

 Gurnee Park District is pleased to announce that it has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current year budget for the eighth consecutive year. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity. It reflects commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, and operation guideline and communication device. To receive this honor, budget documents must be rated proficient in four categories as well as fourteen mandatory criteria.

"Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America,"

Stephen J. Gauthier, GFOA press representative

Mike Szpylman, Director of Business Services, took the lead on developing the budget document with the assistance of the Business Services Team. On receiving the award, Susie Kuruvilla, Executive Director for Gurnee Park District expressed,

"I am extremely pleased about this continued achievement. It is another example of the high standard of excellence that we strive for. I am very proud of our Business Services Team. Their efforts have made it possible to present a budget document to our Board of Commissioners and the community,"

 
expressed Gurnee Park District Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla when receiving the honor. 

​To date, Gurnee Park District has also received the GFOA Award for excellence in financial reporting for its annual financial report for the last 20 years.

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