City of Valdosta Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Mayor John Gayle, Budget Manager Amy Hall and Budget Analyst Carolyn Sampson-Burgess.

The City of Valdosta Finance Department received the 2015 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for meeting nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. This is the 20th consecutive year that the city has achieved the significant award, which also recognized Assistant City Manager Mark Barber for his instrumental role in preparing the city’s budget that adheres to GFOA’s high standards. 

The GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. In order to receive the honor, the Finance Department had to publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and a communication device. 

“The City of Valdosta and the men and women of the Finance Department are pleased to once again receive this distinguished award and are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence in properly managing the city’s funds,” said Barber. 

Last year, the city was also awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 29th consecutive year and expects to receive the award again later this year.

For more information, contact the city’s Public Information Office at (229) 259-3548 or visit

Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:55:00 AM Categories: Administration Annual Budget City Council Finance Press Release Public Information