Hanover Township recognized for budgeting excellence
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) presented Hanover Township with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the township's FY 2023 budget. This is the 11th consecutive year the township has received the award.
"The township takes pride in our budget document that allows all residents to easily understand the process that breaks down the budget for each department and fund," said Brian P. McGuire, Hanover Township supervisor. "This award continues with our trend of open and honest government at Hanover Township."
Guidelines from the GFOA are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories and then 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.
"This is a rare and significant achievement not easily obtained across the different levels of local government," said James Barr, Hanover Township administrator. "The award reflects the dedication of the township board, the finance committee, and the work of Hailey Matich, the lead staff member who spent many hours compiling the documents."
The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving 20,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.