The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has been honored for the quality of its budgeting process for the 13th consecutive year.
THPRD once again received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award reflects a commitment to meet the highest principles for budget transparency and communication with the public.
The district’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget was judged for its effectiveness as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.
The GFOA is a nonprofit, professional association serving more than 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America.
“This one is especially meaningful because we had some key staffing changes right before and during preparation of the 2016-17 budget,” said Keith Hobson, THPRD director of Business & Facilities. “I especially want to single out Ann Mackiernan, our chief financial officer, for her leadership to not only get us through the process but to do so in a high-quality manner that GFOA has come to expect from us.”
Receipt of the award comes as staff are preparing the 2017-18 budget (THPRD operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year cycle). The first meeting with the THPRD Budget Committee is scheduled for Feb. 21 at 7 pm. All budget committee meetings are open to the public.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
Director – Communications
|Date: February 13, 2017
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