Northville Township Receives Budget Award

Northville Township Receives Budget Award

Fifth time's the charm for Treasurer Banner
Posted on 03/29/2018
The Charter Township of Northville continues to receive recognition for its budget, earning the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fifth consecutive year. Northville Township received the award for satisfying nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation which assess how well the Township’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories - and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories - to receive the award. 

The Township’s focus during the 2018 budget process was centered around vision with this year’s theme centered on Open Government Initiatives…the Board’s vision to engage low-cost, innovative approaches to connect Township government with citizens resulted in the launch of its first citizen-oriented mobile application designed to provide easy access to Township Government including high demand interactive online services. The 2018 Budget builds on the open government initiative platform, while striking a balance between aligning financial resources with long-term service level objectives. 

The award represents a significant achievement by Northville Township and reflects the commitment of the Board of Trustees and staff to meeting the highest principles in governmental budgeting. Northville Township is proud to be one of only 33 communities in Michigan to be recognized, out of nearly 1,800 cities, villages and townships.

When the Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition is also presented to the individual designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. Northville Township is honored to have Marjorie F. Banner, Treasurer, be given that recognition for her dedication and commitment to our fiscal health and transparency. To view Northville Township’s current budget document and additional information, please visit our Financial Services page under Your Government.