The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award represents a significant achievement by the Town of Sunnyvale. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
To receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation that assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.
There are over 1,700 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.