City of Corona Press Room

City of Corona Press Release Corona Police Press Release Corona Fire Press Release

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option


Post Date:03/22/2019 8:30 AM

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                          
March 22, 2019


CORONA, CA– The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has announced the City of Corona as a recipient of GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018-19 Annual Budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City of Corona. In order to receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the city’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.  Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, as well as the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.


There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for their governments throughout North America.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Government Finance Officers’ Association for the third consecutive year with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. I want to thank Kim Sitton, Finance Manager, and Financial Analyst Erma Montano and Luis Navarro, for their attention to detail as they organized, analyzed, and compiled all departmental budget requests and for the timely submission of the budget document for this award. I also want to thank our City Council and Executive team for their leadership and support throughout the budget process” said Kerry Eden, Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director. “We will continue in our commitment to provide detailed and clear budget documents to the public.”

To learn more about the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, please visit GFOA’s website at

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit

About GFOA: Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.

Media Contact
Michele Nissen
Acting City Manager, City of Corona


Return to full list >>

Official City News Releases