City of Newnan government wins national budget awardBy JOHN A. WINTERS
The city of Newnan has won a prestigious national award for its latest budget, an award it has won for the past 23 years.
Only six governmental entities nationwide have won the award more times than Newnan, city officials said.
Special recognition went to Katrina Kline, finance director; Meg Blubaugh, human resources director; Libby Winn, administration assistant to the city manager; and Gina Snider, public information officer.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program was set up in 1984 by the Government Finance Officers Association. The goal is to help governments achieve best practices and prepare “budget documents of the very highest quality” based on national standards, Kline said.
“Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting,” she added. “The budget document is very important to the city of Newnan. It reflects the city’s strategic planning processes each year as we develop goals and identify the services to be provided to the citizens, staff and visitors of the city of Newnan.”
“(We) staff work diligently each year to ensure that a quality document is produced and printed in-house,” Kline said.