Bock’s Office Honored With Budget Award

The budget for fiscal year 2013 from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the highest honor given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

It is the first time that the clerk’s office submitted its annual budget for review by the GFOA, which judges budget documents based on how well they serve as policy documents, financial plans, operations guides and communications devices.

 “Winning this award the first time we entered our budget for review is a significant achievement,” Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock said. “I’m so proud of my team for their hard work in creating this budget and submitting it for this exhaustive review by the GFOA. It’s an honor to share this award with them.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association offering benchmarking and independent analysis of public accounting practices and financial reporting. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

As the independently elected chief financial officer of the county, Bock and her office provide checks and balances as the accountant, treasurer and auditor, handling finances, investments and county financial reporting.

For more information about the clerk’s office, visit www.mypalm or call (561) 355-2996.