Finance department honored for budget presentation

The Boulder City Department of Finance was recently honored for its fiscal year 2021 budget with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

The award recognizes the finance department’s commitment to upholding the highest principles of government budgeting.

“This is the first time Boulder City has received this honor,” said Diane Pelletier, Chief Financial Officer. “I’m honored to see this team receive one of the highest forms of recognition in government budgeting, especially in a year when COVID-related concerns and financial uncertainty have remained so high.”

The Association of Finance Officers is a professional group that serves more than 20,000 members, including federal, state, provincial and local finance officials.

Criteria for awarding the award include adhering to nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation and determining the quality of the budget as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.

“I am always impressed with the high quality work of our finance department,” said City Manager Taylour Tedder. “The staff understand how to present the budget with a level of simplicity so that every resident can understand it. Boulder City is fortunate to have staff who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure residents have the information, services and support they need.

There are over 1,700 participants in the GFOA Budget Fellowship Program. The city’s finance department has been honored by the organization in recent years for its financial reporting.

The budget presentation can be viewed at

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at or 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

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