County of Maui budget team receives award

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced that the County of Maui has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget. This is the 25th consecutive year that the county has received this award.

Fewer than 2 percent of the 1,600 jurisdictions participating in the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Award program receive a special recognition on performance measures each year nationwide, according to John Fishbein, senior program manager for GFOA. A budget has to receive “outstanding” ratings on performance measures from all reviewers in order to receive this recognition for excellence in providing objective measures of progress toward accomplishing mission, goals and objectives in specific agencies and organizationwide.

The GFOA is a major professional association servicing nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and finance practitioners. It provides training programs, services, publications and other products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government fiscal policy and management.