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County Budget Again Wins National Award

GFOA Budget Award

Monticello, NY – For the fourth time, the Sullivan County Manager’s Office and the Division of Management and Budget have earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

“This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by your organization,” GFOA Technical Services Center Director Michele Mark Levine wrote in congratulations to Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek.

A panel of judges reviewed more than 1,000 budgets submitted to the GFOA, including Sullivan County’s version for the 2019 fiscal year. They judged the budgets on their excellence as policy documents, financial plans, operations guides and communications devices, deeming Sullivan’s to be “proficient” in all four categories.

“To have yet again won this award from a major national professional association is testament to the fine work our Management and Budget team, led by Commissioner Janet Young, undertakes every day,” Potosek affirmed. “The attention to detail and our focus on responsibility to taxpayers were noticed by the judges, and we aim to continue that record of achievement in 2020’s budget, soon to be released for legislative and public review.”

“Taxpayers should be as proud as I am that our County leaders and employees put such effort into maintaining Sullivan County’s award-winning fiscal legacy,” said District 1 Legislator Scott Samuelson, who chairs the Management and Budget Committee of the Legislature. “We are typically the only rural county in New York to achieve this level of excellence, and that says something.”

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