The Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association has recognized the State of Tennessee and 17 of its local governments, including that of Davidson County, for outstanding work in preparing their respective budgets for fiscal year 2009, the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury announced Wednesday.
Of note, Davidson County is joined by only two other Middle Tennessee municipalities — those of the cities of Brentwood and Franklin — among the 17.
Each Tennessee governmental entity will receive the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Award, established in 1984 and given annually to state and local governments that prepare the highest quality budget documents that meet the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and conform to the GFOA’s best practices.
In addition to the state government, six Tennessee counties and 11 Tennessee cities are recognized.
The counties recognized are Bradley, Hamilton, Knox, Davidson, Shelby and Weakley.
The cities recognized are Bartlett, Brentwood, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Collierville, Franklin, Germantown, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis and Oak Ridge.