The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2017-2018 budget. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest award in governmental budgeting. This is the second year in a row the District has received this award and is one of only a handful of fire districts in Oregon receiving the award in 2017.
In order to receive the budget award, the District had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well the District’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. The budget document must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.
District Finance Manager Kay Johnson was also recognized with a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation. The award is presented by the GFOA to those individuals who have been instrumental in their government unit achieving a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Johnson works with fire department staff to prepare the annual budget which is then approved by a citizens’ budget committee. The budget is then finally adopted by the elected board of directors.
For more information about the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District or to view the 2017-2018 budget visit their website at www.www.sistersfire.com.