Tyler Clients Receive Top GFOA Honors

June 27, 2019 by Meredith Trimble

Tyler Clients Receive Top GFOA Honors

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) annually recognizes innovative programs that exemplify outstanding financial management. The Awards for Excellence in Government Finance place focus on practical, documented work that promotes improved public finance and provides examples to the field. Award categories include creative solutions to common challenges and exceptionally well-implemented GFOA best practices.

Award applications were examined on local significance and value, technical significance, transferability, documentation, cost/benefit analysis, efficiency, originality, and durability. Out of the eight 2019 award winners, six are Tyler clients:

  • West Metro Fire Protection District, Colorado
    Ensured financial sustainability by revising its approach to fund balance policy and analyzing reserves based on specific economic and financial risk factors. Read more here.
  • City of La Quinta, California
    Created long-range financial stability plan that incorporates fluctuating resort spending as well as potential earthquake disasters. Read more here.
  • City of Roseville, California
    Created the EngageRoseville project to educate community members and ask for their input in defining the city’s budget priorities. Read more here.
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri
    Engages a Public Improvements Advisory Committee to include as much public input as possible into the CIP process. Read more here.
  • City of Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Released two online tools, the Open Capital Dashboard and Open Budget Portal, to help citizens access information about the city’s capital projects in an accountable, visually-engaging, user-friendly way. Read more here.
  • City of Raleigh, North Carolina
    Created comprehensive fee calculators to help developers better estimate the permit fees associated with their projects. Read more here.

In addition to the Excellence in Government Finance awards above, GFOA debuted its first Annual Hero Award this May. This special, inaugural award recognized “finance officers who have demonstrated extraordinary actions during a time of financial, natural, or human-made crisis,” according to the site. We are delighted to congratulate the following finance leaders from cities leveraging Tyler solutions:

  • Scott Dowell, Administrative Services Director and Finance Director, City of Chico, CA
    Scott Dowell operated a standup office to continue government operations including meeting payroll for a nearby town that was destroyed by a devastating fire.
  • Christopher McCullion, CFO, City of Orlando, FL
    Christopher McCullion operated the logistics in the immediate aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy to create the OneOrlando Fund, which received and processed donations from tens of thousands of individuals and ensured their timely, transparent disbursement.

We celebrate all our clients who continue to innovate, lead, and make positive headlines. We are proud to support their efforts in creating solutions, improving lives, and building a safe, healthy, and vibrant society.

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