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Coral Springs Receives GFOA Distinguished  Budget Award

Post Date:08/01/2018 2:36 PM

Budget FinalThe members of the Department of Budget and Strategy were honored during the Coral Springs Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, for earning the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This is the 27th time the City of Coral Springs has received this special recognition. Of the honor, Mayor Campbell, remarked, "Congratulations on this well-deserved award. It indicates you are the best in your field." 

Recipients of this award have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other government agencies throughout the country. Our Budget and Strategy Division excelled in nationally recognized guidelines including: financial strategies, operational plans, documented policies and effective communications.

With 1,117 recipients of the Budget Presentation Award this year – the City of Coral Springs is one of only 14 municipalities to receive such distinction in the State of Florida. Of the award, Budget and Strategy Director Catherine Givens said, “This award exemplifies the outstanding strategies used by our personnel to properly plan and implement an effective budget for the City of the Coral Springs. It reinforces our commitment to meeting the highest principals of governmental budgeting, while maintaining a strong fiscal condition.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional organization, which serves nearly 19,000 government finance professionals throughout the nation.


Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator

Writer who specializes in highlighting issues, solutions and day-to-day operations of city-government.

A 20-year public relations professional, Lynne served as the Public Relations manager for the Broward Sheriff’s Office – the nation’s third largest public safety agency until 2013, where she managed crisis communication, media outreach and public safety campaign implementation. During her tenure she served as the editor for Signal 14 – quarterly full-color magazine for residents and employees.

In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator. Read more >>>