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City of Kelowna on a streak with another award for budgeting, finances

Finance team given Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
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Members of council and the City of Kelowna finance team are pictured accepting the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2023. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

The City of Kelowna has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2023.

GFOA is a non-profit professional organization that serves more than 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America and recognizes excellence in budgeting and financial reporting.

“This is the 22nd year in a row that the city has received this award,” said Joe Sass, financial services divisional director.

The 2023 Final Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan was approved by council in May and a comprehensive application was completed and sent to the GFOA for panel review and scoring.

Council and staff will deliberate the 2024 budget, which includes a proposed 4.76 per cent property tax increase, on Dec. 7.

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Gary Barnes

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Recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting...
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