LaSalle Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
For the third year in a row, LaSalle has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The award was presented to Dale Langlois, Treasurer/Director of Finance, at the January 8, 2019 LaSalle Council meeting. This award acknowledges the Town’s 2018 budget document.
“This is a significant achievement for LaSalle. Our administrative team is committed to consistently providing our community with a comprehensive budget document. We are honoured to be acknowledged by an outside organization” – Marc Bondy, Mayor
The award reflects the commitment by the Finance Department to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. LaSalle satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and a communications device. To receive the award, budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in 14 mandatory criteria within those categories.
“Congratulations to Dale Langlois, and our team in the Finance Department. We also thank our administration for their contribution to the budget document,” said Joe Milicia, CAO. Each department is responsible to provide information and budget recommendations, which are included in the budget document annually.
Award recipients are acknowledged by GFOA for improving the quality of budgeting. There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards program across Canada and the United States.