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Press Release: City’s Adopted Budget and Capital Improvement Program Receive Excellence Awards

Burbank, CA (March 30, 2023) – The City of Burbank has received three distinguished awards in budgeting from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Awarded in Capital Budget Excellence, Operating Budget Excellence, and Distinguished Budget Presentation, Burbank’s longstanding recognition by public finance industry experts represents its commitment to the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 

This is the twenty-eighth year that Burbank has received the CSFMO awards for excellence and the thirty-first consecutive year of receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from GFOA.

“It’s rewarding to be recognized at both the state and federal levels,” said Jennifer Becker, Director of Financial Services for the City of Burbank. “Achieving the standards established by CSMFO and GFOA to earn these awards requires a commitment from all levels, including the City Council, City Management, and City staff. This is a proud moment for our team, and we look forward to furthering Burbank’s reputation for outstanding financial practices.”

CSMFO is the preeminent resource in California for promoting excellence in government finance and serves all government finance professionals through innovation, collaboration, continuing education, and professional development. To learn more about CSMFO, please visit www.csmfo.org. Founded in 1906 and representing over 20,000 public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada, GFOA aims at advancing excellence in public finance. Learn more about GFOA by visiting www.gfoa.org.


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About Burbank
Burbank is a diverse community of 106,800 residents. Billed as the “Media Capital of the World”, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered in Burbank including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Netflix Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios. With the Hollywood Burbank Airport located within the City, Burbank is a go-to destination for business and tourism. Additionally, Burbank is known for its walkable and safe neighborhoods, well-run school district, and “small town” charm. 

Published on: March 30, 2023
04:20 AM