Shawnee Community College Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

ULLIN, IL (March 17, 2023) – Shawnee Community College would like to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the College with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year 2023 budget.


“This award represents a significant achievement by Shawnee Community College. It reflects the governing body’s and staff’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting,” said Executive Director/CEO of the Government Finance Officers Association Chris Morrill.


Shawnee Community College had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation to receive the award. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device


Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.


“This is an amazing honor for Shawnee Community College and reflects the hard work and dedication of many people on our campus. It’s important for Shawnee Community College to operate under a balanced budget to continue providing quality education and services to everyone in our community,” said Shawnee Community College Vice President of Administrative Services Chris Clark.


Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 22,500 members and the communities they serve.