The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded City of Dubuque Director of Finance and Budget Jennifer Larson the association’s 2022 Hero Award.
The GFOA Hero Award recognizes government finance officers who have demonstrated extraordinary actions beyond their normal duties during a time of health, financial, natural, or human-made crisis. The association noted Larson’s leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and her review and orchestration of the City’s staffing levels, operating expenses, capital expenditures, and contracts and purchased services during the pandemic.
“Jennifer has long been a hero to the City of Dubuque, so this award comes as no surprise,” said Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen. “She has consistently put residents at the forefront when crafting the City’s budget and financial policies, whether it be recommending assistance programs to utility customers unable to pay their bills or offering open access to the City’s budget. She is always a positive steward of taxpayer dollars.”
Larson and her team have also received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the GFOA in 2022.
The GFOA will present Larson her award at the association’s upcoming annual conference in Austin, Texas.
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Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer