August 13, 2022

Eagle County Department of Finance Recognized for Excellence in Budget Presentation and Financial Reporting

The Eagle County Department of Finance was recently honored by the Government Finance Officers Association with two distinctions. First, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the County’s 2022 Budget, and second, for the 23rd consecutive year, a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the year ended December 31, 2020.

“Transparency and fiscal accountability are of paramount importance to our operations in Eagle County government,” Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney said in a news release. “Our finance team’s budget presentations are always clear, concise and rigorously checked. It’s easy to see the county’s strategic priorities reflected in the budget; we say what we are going to fund and we fund community priorities. Congratulations to our finance department for an even more deserved recognition.

The Budget Presentation Award recognizes best practices in budgeting among government entities. Budget allocations are reviewed by GFOA staff members as well as outside professionals with experience in public sector budgeting. According to the reviewers, the county’s 2022 budget met nationally recognized guidelines for its effectiveness as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and public communications device.

The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the field of government accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant achievement by a government and its management.

For more information, contact Eagle County Chief Financial Officer Jill Klosterman at 970-328-3511 or jill.klosterman@eaglecounty.us.