Vernon’s financial process receives recognition

The Government Finance Officers Association has given the city the distinguished budget presentation award

The City of Vernon’s budgeting process is getting top marks again.

The Government Finance Officers Association has given the city the distinguished budget presentation award for its 2015 budget and Kevin Bertles, director of financial services, has received the certificate of recognition for budget preparation.

“This awards represents the highest standards of financial reporting to our city council and to the citizens of Vernon, and demonstrates our City’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency,” said Mayor Akbal Mund.

The city has previously received the distinguished budget presentation award three times.

“These measures and awards recognize that the City of Vernon is consistent in following best practices, even as reporting standards evolve,” said Mund.

“As the city is currently engaged in the process of preparing our 2016 financial plan, I am confident that this team will continue to meet and exceed these high standards.”