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News Release: October 1, 2018

Region of Peel’s 2018 Budget Wins Distinguished Presentation Award

Brampton, ON. (Oct. 1, 2018) The Region of Peel’s 2018 Budget has received the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This award is the highest form of recognition by the GFOA and reflects a commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This is the third consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award received by the Region of Peel.

"This distinguished budget presentation award is a testament to the Region's commitment to public transparency and accountability to our residents," said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. "The 2018 budget focused on demonstrating better outcomes for the community and I would like to thank the GFOA for their acknowledgement of this dedication."

In 2018, the Region of Peel restructured their budget presentations, placing more of an emphasis on outcomes while ensuring information was easy for residents to understand. This innovative approach was recognized by GFOA for its focus on ensuring budget documents were oriented to reader's needs while demonstrating how the Region of Peel is working to improve the community.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Genevieve Ricciardella
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4672