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Posted on: August 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Wellington Earns Top Honors for Budget, 24 Years Running

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the Village of Wellington, Florida, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the 24th consecutive time. 

This award represents a significant achievement by the Village.  It reflects the commitment of Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, Wellington had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  These guidelines are designed to assess how well Wellington’s budget serves as:

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

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

This year’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the 24th continuously earned, and the Village gives special recognition to Budget & Reporting Director, Christine Wadleigh, Budget Analyst, Rubi Cabret, and Financial Analyst, Jose Reyes for their significant contribution to the body of work that earned this esteemed honor. 

There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program.  The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website.  Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

As another way to stay informed on the latest news and updates from the Village, residents are invited to sign up for Wellington information and updates at

For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit or watch WellingtonTV for the latest happenings.

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