Township Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2018

Contact:  Gavin W. Morgan, (708) 383-8005
Township Manager



May 24, 2018


Oak Park Township Recognized by the
Government Finance Officers Association
 for FY2018 Budget


For the 15th consecutive year, Oak Park Township has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  This year the Township was recognized for its Fiscal Year 2018 budget for April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018. 


Oak Park Township has received a GFOA award each year since 2003 for its budget presentation and 2006 for its comprehensive annual financial report. The GFOA sets nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.  The Township’s budget was rated as “proficient” in the following four categories as well as the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories.  The budget is assessed on how well it serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device


Openness and accountability to the public are always important. In these times of added human need due to financial stresses, the Township’s stable funding, cost-effective services and public accounting are of special importance. The GFOA awards are an assurance to the Oak Park taxpayer that the Township’s finances are in good order and easily accessible for inspection.


Our Mission

Providing locally-governed supportive services to our community

Our Vision

To be a well-known and respected community partner and the leading provider of proactive, responsive and relevant supportive services for all residents at every stage of life.

 Our Values

Service: We accept our responsibility to manage and preserve the resources entrusted to us to provide equitable and accessible services for all residents of Oak Park.

Community: We are a community of professionals dedicated to the dignity and well-being of all of the residents of Oak Park regardless of their means, backgrounds, or abilities.

 Caring: We act in the best interests of each other and all of our residents by responding with respect, empathy, compassion, and professionalism.

Oak Park Township is a unique unit of Oak Park local government guided by our mission, vision and values.

Among government services, basic human services for our more vulnerable citizens deserve the special attention and care that the Township provides­ and with the financial accountability that the GFOA awards assure.




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