The Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) awarded the Honorable Ken Burke, CPA (Pinellas), with the 2016 Advanced Commitment to Excellence (ACE) Award in the category of Innovative and Outstanding Work in Technology Utilizing Transparency. The award, presented to Clerk Burke during the 2016 FGFOA Conference, commended the financial transparency site he created called “Spending in the Sunshine.”
The FGFOA ACE Award aims to highlight the importance of innovation in government finance and serves as a platform for members to share and celebrate successes with the end goal of learning from one another.
“Having our financial transparency website be recognized in our community, as well as nationally, is a huge compliment to our efforts,” stated Clerk Burke. “My goal was to ultimately set an example of what constitutes open government and give citizens access to information that is rightfully theirs, right at their fingertips.”