The City of Carlsbad was recently recognized for its commitment to meeting the highest standards of governmental budgeting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and was presented with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year of 2013-2014. In order to qualify for such an award, a government agency must meet nationally recognized guidelines, including crafting a budget that serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication tool.

Helga Stover, a finance manager for the City of Carlsbad who is in charge of developing the annual budget, said, “This award represents work completed by city staff in all departments as well as our city leadership. It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for the work we do.”