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City of Brampton receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

​BRAMPTON, ON (October 22, 2021) – The City of Brampton has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the sixth consecutive year.

This award represents a significant achievement for the City of Brampton, reflecting commitment to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting. To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the City of Brampton had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation including:

  • A policy document;
  • A financial plan;
  • An operations guide and
  • A communications device.

Budget documents must be rated proficient in all four categories and in 14 mandatory criteria to receive the award. Brampton City Council approved the 2021 budget on December 9, 2020, freezing property taxes for the third consecutive year during this Term of Council, and making record contributions of $114 million to reserves.

There are more than 1,700 participants in the GFOA’s Budget Awards Program. The GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 21,000 members.


“Winning the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for our 2021 Budget is an impressive accomplishment that reflects our efforts to meet the highest principles of government budgeting. This award, that the City has been receiving consistently, recognizes our dedicated commitment to financial transparency and good governance for Brampton residents and businesses.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton, Chair of Budget Committee

“The Budget process is a collaboration between Council, staff, residents and our business community to help shape the future of Brampton. We are proud to be recognized with this distinguished award for the sixth consecutive year, and will continue to build a clear, transparent, informative and collaborative process for our City’s 2022 Budget.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor Wards 1 and 5, and Vice Chair, Budget Committee

“Brampton is a Well-Run City, and we strive for excellence to deliver the best for our community. We are honoured to receive this prestigious award in government budgeting, and look forward to developing another high-quality, open and accessible Budget proposal this year for our community.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
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