THE District of West Vancouver's commitment to fiscal responsibility has been recognized with an award for its 2012 budget.
A panel of independent reviewers from the Government Finance Officers Association presented the district with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award last week.
The award is based on the budget's success as a policy document and a financial plan.
"This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting," wrote GFOA officials in a letter to the district.
"The award validates our staff's efforts to ensure West Vancouver residents receive important financial information in the most professional and effective way," said Mayor Michael Smith in a press release.
The district was also named co-winner of the 2012 "Most Fiscally Responsible" municipality in Metro Vancouver by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.