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GFOA, for Today and Tomorrow

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Every year, GFOA’s award programs recognize thousands of governments that achieve high standards for the quality, timeliness, and consistency of their budget document and financial reporting.

Another important recognition is the GFOA Award for Excellence, which will begin accepting applications for its 2024 awards in June, and we encourage you to participate. The awards recognize governments that meet the best practice standard and highlight their achievement for others to emulate.

Winners receive free registration to the 2025 annual conference, a case study feature in the December issue of GFR, and a platform for sharing their ideas and accomplishments across GFOA’s membership.

The work of the finance professional often flies under the radar. In 2024, GFOA wants to celebrate the tireless and dedicated work you do in support of sound budgeting, financial transparency, careful analysis, risk mitigation, internal operation support, and overall leadership. Later this year, we will debut a program, GFOA Recognition for Outstanding Public Service, that honors individual GFOA members for their dedication to the profession, their colleagues, their organizations, and their communities.

All GFOA members will be eligible to nominate someone who has made a difference, exemplified the values in GFOA’s code of ethics, or served as a role model for the public finance profession.

Recognizing the impact of public finance officers on their organizations and communities is also one of the best ways to recruit new workers to this profession. To highlight GFOA members for their outstanding contributions to public service, please visit

The deadline for recognizing one of your peers will be May 10, and honorees will be celebrated at the GFOA annual conference in Orlando and throughout the rest of 2024.

As we celebrate our accomplishments, we also must think about the challenges we face.