Shawnee Community College Receives the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for a Second Consecutive Year

ULLIN, IL (April 4, 2024) – Shawnee Community College is pleased to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the College with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year 2024 budget. This marks the second consecutive year that the College has received this honor.

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

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:

  • 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.

“To receive this honor two years in a row shows just how dedicated the team at Shawnee Community College is to ensuring we operate under a balanced budget each year. We are doing this without sacrificing the quality of 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.