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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 25, 2013) - Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock is pleased to announce that the office’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget received the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award,” the highest honor given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

It is the first time that the Clerk’s office submitted its annual budget for review by the GFOA, which judges budget documents based on how well they serve as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.

“Winning this award the first time we entered our budget for review is a significant achievement,” Clerk Bock said. “I’m so proud of my team for their hard work in creating this budget and submitting it for this exhaustive review by the GFOA. It’s an honor to share this award with them.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association which offers benchmarking and independent analysis of public accounting practices and financial reporting. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

As the independently elected Chief Financial Officer of the County, the Clerk & Comptroller’s office provides a check and balance as the accountant, treasurer and auditor, handling finances, investments and County financial reporting.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call
(561) 355-2996.  

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.


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