Rehoboth Beach Recognized Nationally For Budget Accomplishments


Rehoboth Beach has won national recognition for the work that went into its fiscal year 2021-22 budget.

The city is a first-time recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award is said to represent an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

‚ÄúTransparency is the chief benefit for residents of recognized communities,‚ÄĚ Rehoboth¬†Beach¬†Finance Director Burt Dukes said. ‚ÄúThe city‚Äôs current budget document includes additional information that is not typically a component of the independent auditor‚Äôs report. Budgets that receive GFOA‚Äôs distinguished presentation award are written in a simple narrative and provide tables and charts that the average, nonfinancial expert can easily understand.‚ÄĚ

Dukes added that technology and software upgrades to the accounting system have allowed the finance department to compile more information for its budget document in a faster and more efficient manner.

Rehoboth is the smallest community in Delaware to receive the award, which has also been earned by Sussex County government.

‚ÄúI am so very proud to be the first small municipality in the state to achieve this distinction,‚ÄĚ Rehoboth Beach City Manager Sharon Lynn said. ‚ÄúReceiving this prestigious award from GFOA certainly marks a major milestone for the City of¬†Rehoboth¬†Beach¬†and illustrates how we‚Äôve excelled at utilizing 21st¬†century tools to provide comprehensive, accessible, and clear information to our citizens.”

The Rehoboth Beach budget is available online – please CLICK HERE