December 3, 2009

Comptroller's office wins budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association recently handed out a national award to the city comptroller's office for its presentation of the city's yearly budget.
Calling the award "a significant achievement," the association said the honor "relfects the commitment" of the cit and its staff "to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting."
The association recognizes exceptional budgets that manage to serve as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, policy and a communications device.
The nonprofit association gave represents more than 17,600 government finance professionals in North America.
Bristol's award singled out a handful of individuals for special recognition for their work on the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget: David Bertnagel, chief accountant; Robin Manuele, assistant comptroller; Tina Bunnell, accountant; and Jodi McGrane, assistant to the comptroller. The comptroller is Glenn Klocko.
The GFOA awards are the only national ones for governmental budgeting.

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Anonymous said...

I thought that I had read that this was for 2007.

yawn - again said...

10:00 - demonstrating the obvious - again.

Anonymous said...

did they miss the award for deficate projection

Odin said...

I don't mean to be a grinch, but the Comptroller's office wins this award every year. You have to wonder - does this association give the award to anyone who pays their dues? Steve, you should look into this, since you report on Bristol's "winning" this award every time.

Anonymous said...

if they did a good job and it's recognized for the reasons mentioned in the article, then, good for them and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

It is for presentation, style, charts etc.

Reality is not a factor.

deficiency said...

3:04 - idiot, do you mean "deficit" projection(s), as in your "brain-deficit?"

Anonymous said...

I think 3:04 meant "defecate projection". As in "blow it out your **".

Anonymous said...

But are going to have a deficit????

Last year, this year, next year?

Will that be Wards legacy?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are way overstaffed. That's the first place the Board of Finance should look to cut staff and save taxpayer money for this year and next year. Once they can't win the award, they will be like Farmington and Plymouth, just a regularly staffed office. Ward should look into this and pronto.

Anonymous said...

Todays (Sun) Hartford Courant article said that this aardwas for the 2007 budget.

Is there any different documentation?

Anonymous said...

How come the Courant said year 2007?

Anonymous said...

Just think: some of them have part time jobs with other communities too!

What a talented group of people we have.

Do they have deficits in other towns too?