Middlesex Centre receives Distinguished Budget Award for Budget 2024

2024 GFOA Budget Award for Middlesex Centre

On May 29, 2024, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Middlesex Centre with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2024 Municipal Budget. This award recognizes municipalities that demonstrate the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

Middlesex Centre's corporate services team is pleased to be receiving this award for the third year in a row, as it acknowledges our commitment to openness and transparency in the municipal budget process.


Media Release from GFOA

May 29, 2024

(Chicago, Illinois)—Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Ontario received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 22,500 members and the communities they serve. 

For more information, contact:

GFOA Technical Services Center
Phone: (312) 977-9700
Email: budgetawards@gfoa.org