Port of Tacoma earns national award for 2016 budget document

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Port’s 2016 budget document.

The 2016 budget document for the first time also included an addendum for The Northwest Seaport Alliance. The alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.

To qualify for the award, the Port “had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation,” according to the association’s award announcement. “It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.”

The budget document provides an overview of the Port’s business, including strategic priorities, operating budget, capital investment program and financial measures.

The Chicago-based nonprofit association serves more than 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America.

About the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound. More than 29,000 jobs are generated by port activity, which also provides $195 million per year in state and local taxes to support education, roads and police and fire protection for our community. As a partner in The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Port of Tacoma is also a major cargo gateway to Asia and Alaska.

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