Flagler County receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

July 31, 2019 – Flagler County is being praised for the 10th consecutive year for its annual budget presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Flagler County’s 2018-2019 fiscal year budget was rated in four categories: as a policy document, as a financial plan; as an operations guide; and, as a communications device.

“This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by your organization,” said Michele Mark Levine, in a correspondence with County Administration.

Outgoing Director Lorie Bailey-Brown has worked on award-winning budgets for the county going back to the first budget that received the award – the 2009-2010 budget under Tom Klinker, the former director of the department.

She and her staff – Kelly Freshcorn, Brian Eichinger, and Lauren Shank, budget analysts, as well as Lacy Martin, administrative assistant – are in the midst of pulling together the 2019-2020 budget.

“There is some very detailed information the GFOA asks for, and they are looking for a document that stands out above the rest,” County Administrator Jerry Cameron said.

A news release issued by the GFOA states: “Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.”