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Posted on: January 7, 2022

The City of Webster Groves Receives Distinguished Budget Award

Webster Groves, Mo - The City of Webster Groves received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Award for its current fiscal budget. This is the 14th year that the City of Webster Groves has received the award. 

The award is given to governing bodies and staff that have met the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the award, the City of Webster Groves satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentations. The guidelines assess how well the City’s budget serves as:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

 Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

 “This award represents a significant achievement by our staff,” said Gerry Welch, Mayor of Webster Groves. “They have met a challenging year with hard work and attention to detail and the award is well-deserved.” 

 “Creating the City’s budget is an extensive task and the ongoing pandemic has made this an even greater challenge in recent years,” said Dr. Marie Peoples, Webster Groves City Manager. “I am grateful to the leadership that Eric Peterson, Assistant City Manager and Director of Finance and Administration, has provided and I’m grateful to the hard work of all of our employees who helped us achieve this honor.”

 To view the City of Webster Groves budget document, please visit the City’s website.  

 The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting and award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America. There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

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