Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue received the Government Finance Officer Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award represents a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of the Board of Fire Commissioners and District staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the District had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the District’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, and operations guide, and 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. In addition to being posted on the District’s web site, the District’s budget is also published on the GFOA web site as an example of a “best practice” governmental budget.