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OCC Budget and Financial Planning Earns National Award

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Dec. 17, 2021 – The Government Finance Association has awarded OCC the GFOA’s coveted Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. The GFOA also awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation to the College’s Budget and Financial Planning Department.

To earn the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award recognition, the public entity must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications tool.

“As careful stewards of the resources entrusted to us by our community, we strongly believe in financial transparency and financial stability,” OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano said. “These awards and documents are a testament to that commitment.”

“Participating in the GFOA budget awards program affords Oakland Community College an opportunity to have its budgeting practices evaluated by an organization whose mission is to advance excellence in public finance,” said Renee Oszust, OCC’s Director of Budget and Financial Planning. “The GFOA’s recommendations focus on best practices in budgeting and help guide the College in enhancing our commitment to financial transparency and sustainability.”

This is the fourth year OCC has received a budget award from the GFOA. View the budget report here.

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About Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association’s more than 20,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance.

About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.