College Also Receives Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

Recently, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada recognized Del Mar College for producing an award-winning Distinguished Budget. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program is the only national award program in governmental budgeting with the organization serving over 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America.

The Del Mar College District received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1, 2013, and a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation after satisfying nationally recognized guidelines. Budget documents are assessed using 14 criteria within four categories that evaluate the budget serving as a policy document, a financial plan, an operating guide and as a communication device. 

DMC administrators and staff who produced the College’s Distinguished Budget include Jessica A. Alaniz, Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations, John Johnson, College Comptroller, and Eugenia Haas, Strategic Planning and Workforce Initiatives Research Associate, with collaboration from Dr. Lee Sloan, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations, and Lenora Keas, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Workforce Initiatives.

The GFOA recognizes award recipients as having “pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.”

IN THE PHOTO: Administrators and staff were recognized for their collaboration on Del Mar College’s Distinguished Budget during the Board of Regents monthly meeting on April 15, including Dr. Lee Sloan (second from left), Jessica Alaniz, Lenora Keas and John Johnson with College President Dr. Mark Escamilla (left) and Board of Regents Chairman Trey McCampbell (right). Not pictured is Eugenia Haas.

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