Office of Finance Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

WSSC honored for the 18th consecutive year

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Laurel – September 25, 2012: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 18th consecutive year. “The award represents a significant achievement” by the WSSC Finance Office, the association said in a statement. It “reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”

The award was presented to the WSSC Budget Group for its Fiscal 2013 budget. To qualify for the award, WSSC had to meet guidelines that judged how well the budget document served as a policy document, as a financial plan, an operations guide and as a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, as well as 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

Thomas C. Traber, WSSC Chief Financial Officer, said, “The Budget Group did another outstanding job on the Commission’s budget document. This award reaffirms our dedication in producing a valuable and informative budget reference for our customers and stakeholders.”

The Governmental Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 17,500 governmental finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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