Mesa County Finance Receives National Award
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. On Monday, the Finance Department of Mesa County received a national award based on budget presentations for the 2013 budget at the Mesa County Commissioners meeting. The finance department says they have won this type of award for 20 years in a row. However, it's the first time the finance department won the award for presenting the budget. "We tie the budget back to the strategic plan and work on communication documents. All of that is done but it's just in the way we present it. So we try to present it in a clear way that shows that Mesa County is doing responsible finance,” said Eleanor Thomas, Mesa County Finance. Officials say this is the highest form of recognition for governmental budgeting.