Greenville Water Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Chicago–The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Greenville Water, South Carolina has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the entity.  It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as:gfoa

• a policy document

• a financial plan

• an operations guide

• a communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to Phillip Robey, Chief Financial Officer.

“Under the leadership of CEO David Bereskin and CFO Phil Robey, Greenville Water has carefully and successfully managed our financial resources as evidenced by our Aaa Moody’s Investor Service bond rating, our AAA Standard and Poor’s bond rating, and now this award” stated Greenville Water Commission Chairman Phillip Kilgore.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving over 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.


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Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina.  Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards.    Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.