News release

Mississauga Recognized for Financial Excellence – 25 Years of Success

Local government | February 12, 2014

Today at Council, the City of Mississauga marked 25 consecutive years of receiving the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The award recognizes the 2013-2016 Business Plan and Budget document and the City’s delivery of financial information in a clear, concise and informative manner.  It was assessed based on its effectiveness as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications tool.

“This award represents the commitment of Council and staff to deliver quality and excellence to residents and stakeholders,” said Gary Kent, commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.  “The Business Plan and Budget provides transparent information about the services being provided and the resources required to deliver them.”

The purpose of the GFOA is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership. For more information on their awards programs visit

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