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City of Mississauga Recognized for Excellence in Municipal Finance

Apr 27, 2011

Today at Council, the City of Mississauga was presented with two awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognizing excellence in municipal finance. For the 13th consecutive year, the City received the “Canadian Award for Financial Reporting” (CAnFR) and received for the 22nd year in a row the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”

“These awards recognize our commitment to transparency and accountability in all of our fiscal activities,” said Brenda Breault, commissioner of Corporate Services and treasurer. “Our staff are continually going beyond the minimum financial reporting requirements to produce high-quality, comprehensive documents.”

The CAnFR program encourages Canadian municipal governments to publish quality financial reports and provides peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing the reports. The City was recognized for the 2009 Financial Report. “For the first time, the City produced the report in online format only and we are encouraged by the fact that it has been so well received,” added Breault.

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program recognizes individual governments that succeed in preparing high quality budget documents. The City received this honour in recognition of the 2010 Business Plan and Budget book.

For copies of both award-winning reports, visit

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving 15,000 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada, with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. For more information on their awards programs visit

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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