The CSMFO Budget Awards Program recognizes budget documents that meet standards and requirements of the highest quality

The City of Atascadero has once again been honored with the Excellence in Budgeting award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) for the City’s 2019-2020 budget. The budget focuses on the City Council’s established priorities and considers those priorities for both the short and the long-term.

The CSMFO Budget Awards Program is designed to recognize those agencies whose budget documents meet certain statewide standards and requirements considered to be of the highest quality. The award represents significant accomplishment by a government and its leadership in meeting high standards and setting an example by encouraging others in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence.

“Our City’s Administrative Services Department continues to be recognized on a statewide level for producing financial documents of excellent quality”, states Mayor Heather Moreno. “We are very proud that the department has again been recognized for their outstanding efforts and that the City’s ongoing high standards of stewardship of public funds and fiscal stability are continued in the current budget”.

The City’s finance director, Jeri Rangel, says, “This achievement was definitely a group effort, with the hard work of the City Council, the Finance Committee and City staff from all departments helping to make it possible”.


Founded in 1957, the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers is a statewide organization serving all California municipal finance professionals. CSMFO promotes excellence in financial management through innovation, continuing education, and the professional development of its members. Visit CSMFO at

For more information, please contact the City of Atascadero, Administrative Services Department at (805) 470-3428.