Transparency Awards

2013 Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA​), Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Associat​​ion of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the city of Phoenix for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013.  This is the 24th consecutive award for Phoenix.  The award was presented after a panel of reviewers from across the country evaluated the document in four major categories: policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.

2013 International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Certificate of Excellence
For the 12th consecutive year, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized the City of Phoenix for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics™.

ICMA performance measurement is a year-round process, managed by the Budget and Research Department, involving the collection of performance data from cities and counties across the country.  ICMA awards Certificates of Excellence to those jurisdictions demonstrating success in utilizing and improving performance measures.

“The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management,” said Randall H. Reid, ICMA Director of Performance Initiatives.  “Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement, and they serve as examples for other governments to follow.”

ICMA assesses a local government’s performance management program and encourages analysis of results by comparing to peers and gauging performance over time. Performance management aids in cost reduction, program prioritization, and quality improvement. It also encourages accountability and transparency. Certificates are awarded at the levels of Achievement, Distinction, and Excellence.  Phoenix is among 29 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Excellence – the highest level awarded.

2013 Sunshine Award
The nationally-known Sunshine Review organization recognized Phoenix with a 2013 Sunny Award, for exceeding transparency standards with content.  Phoenix has won a Sunny award for the fourth consecutive year.  The group's transparency checklist includes online disclosure of items like budget reports, elected official information, public meeting agendas and minutes, and contracts and public records.

Curious about other city awards and recognition?

The city has won many other awards and honors.  Learn about other City awards and how the community rates city services.