In a news release dated Monday the City of Dayton announced another high honor for their business practices. This time they has been honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association. This association has membership across America and Canada (GFOA). This award is for the Dayton’s Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Budget and demonstrates that Dayton’s adopted budget document is of the highest quality, and reflects the guidelines and best practices established by their National Advisory Council on State and local budgeting. The City’s annual budget document was reviewed by selected members of GFOA professional staff and other budgeting professionals from throughout the US and Canada. City Manager Theo Melancon said in that news release this says a lot for the professionalism and knowledge of the Dayton business office staff.. As a foot note: This is the second award the City’s Finance Department has earned recently. In March, the City of Dayton was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting, also from the GFOA. That’s the fourth straight year Dayton has earned this award for their finance management practices.