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Town Of Brookline Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award


Town Administrator Chas Carey is pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget.

Presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by the Town of Brookline. This is the 18th year they have won this esteemed award and they were one of only 35 communities to receive the award for the 2022 fiscal year.

“Continuing to develop and evolve the town’s budget is an intricate process that would not be possible without the dedication of our town employees and elected officials,” Administrator Carey said. “I want to congratulate the entire team that made this recognition possible.”

The Town of Brookline maintains an online budget portal — Budget Central — which provides residents with deep insight into the budgeting process, as well as access to myriad documents, including the budget itself. To see the portal, please visit here.

To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Town of Brookline had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well the Town’s budget serves as:

  • a policy document;
  • a financial plan;
  • an operations guide;
  • a communications device.

Budget documents had to be rated proficient in all four categories and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories.


About the GFOA

The Government Finance Officers Association is a professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials. The GFOA provides top quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance and policy and management.