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Statesboro receives the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
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For the third consecutive year, Statesboro's annual budget was awarded the highest honor for budget preparation.
    Statesboro was notified it received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, something city officials are obviously excited about.
    "We feel that this demonstrates that the City is fiscally sound, we are being good stewards of our taxpayer’s money, and that not only in financial matters, but in all regards, we operate in very professional manner," said Judy McCorkle, director of finance and administration for the city.
    According to a press release from the GFOA, the award "reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting."
    The city was one of 15 in Georgia to earn the recognition, with many of the other winning cities having a much larger staff to dedicate to the budget.
    "There may be larger financial departments in other cities, but I wouldn't trade ours for any of them," said councilman Tommy Blitch.
    McCorkle said it was a testament to the hard work of Statesboro's finance department to receive the honor for a third straight year.
    "In comparison to other the 15 other cities in Georgia who receive this award, our Finance Department staff is very small and they are to be commended for their commitment and dedication to excellence," she said.
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