2018 Awards for Excellence in Government Finance Winners

The Awards for Excellence in Government Finance program recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of government financial management. The following entities received the Award for Excellence in 2018. Samples of the winning submissions will be available on GFOA’s website after the 2018 annual conference.

Awards for Excellence winners for Exceptionally Well Implemented GFOA Best Practices include:

  • City of Bowling Green, KY
    Safeguarding Equipment Assets with the Physical Inventory
  • County of San Diego, CA
    Leveraging GFOA Best Practices in the Strategic Management of Liabilities
  • City of Peoria, AZ
    Economic Development Agreement Monitoring System
  • City and County of Denver, CO
    2017 GO Bond Process: An Inclusive Approach to Public Outreach
  • Travis County (Auditor’s Office), TX
    Electronic Form for Related Party Verifications
  • City of Kansas City, MO
    Engaging Residents in KC’s Citywide Business Plan
  • City of Thousand Oaks, CA
    “Your City”
  • Mecklenburg County, NC
    Budget Monitoring and Reporting Process
  • College of DuPage, IL
    Budget-in-Brief Publication


Awards for Excellence winner for Creative Solution to a Common Challenge includes:

  • City of Seattle, WA
    FileLocal: A Cross Jurisdictional Tax Portal for Business