The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the port’s 2011 budget document. To qualify for the award, the port “had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation,” according to the association’s award announcement. “It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”
The budget document provides an overview of the port’s business, including strategic priorities, operating budget, capital investment program and financial measures. The Chicago-based nonprofit association serves more than 17,600 government finance professionals throughout North America.