Respected public administrator and consultant Stephen Lisauskas is the proud recipient of multiple industry awards, including two consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Lisauskas earned these prestigious designations in 2009 and 2010, while serving as Executive Director of the Springfield Finance Control Board – a government board responsible for financially restructuring the city of Springfield, the third largest city in Massachusetts.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards have been given since 1984 as a means of promoting the highest standards in budgeting by state and local governments. All government entities below the federal level are eligible to compete for the award by submitting a publicly available budget. Entrants are evaluated by members of the GFOA staff and by outside experts in the field of public-sector finance. Three judges rigorously review each budget, measuring it carefully against a set of 27 individual criteria. Winning budgets are publicly announced by the GFOA as models of the best practices in the financial sector.