Awards

Government Finance Officer's Association - Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The goal of the program is not to assess the financial health of participating governments, but rather to ensure that users of their financial statements have the information they need to do so themselves. 

The City has received this award eighteen times and will continue to participate in this program upon completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2009
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2010
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2011
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2012
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2013
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2014
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 2015


Government Finance Officer's Association - Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Budget Award 2015 The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program) in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOAs best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. 

Documents submitted the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting. The City's Finance Department participates not only by submitting budget documents for review, but also by reviewing budget documents submitted by local governments from other states. 

The City has received this award seven times and will continue to participate in this program upon completion of the Fiscal Year Budget Document.  

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2011
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2012
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2013
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2014
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2015
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 2016
 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle
 LC_Platinum_wTitle The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. Recipients of this awards are considered to be:
  • opening their books to the public
  • providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
  • sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more detail
This award is presented at Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. The City was awarded the Platinum level in July of 2015.