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News Release: October 1, 2018

Region of Peel’s 2018 Budget Wins Distinguished Presentation Award

Brampton, ON. (Oct. 1, 2018) The Region of Peel’s 2018 Budget has received the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This award is the highest form of recognition by the GFOA and reflects a commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This is the third consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award received by the Region of Peel.

"This distinguished budget presentation award is a testament to the Region's commitment to public transparency and accountability to our residents," said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. "The 2018 budget focused on demonstrating better outcomes for the community and I would like to thank the GFOA for their acknowledgement of this dedication."

In 2018, the Region of Peel restructured their budget presentations, placing more of an emphasis on outcomes while ensuring information was easy for residents to understand. This innovative approach was recognized by GFOA for its focus on ensuring budget documents were oriented to reader's needs while demonstrating how the Region of Peel is working to improve the community.

Media Contacts

Genevieve Ricciardella
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4672

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.