Hoquiam garners budget award


The City of Hoquiam received an award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for having a budget that effectively serves the community.

According to a press release from the Government Finance Officers Association, about 1,340 governments in the United States and Canada will receive the award. The association represents about 17,800 governments.

Hoquaim Finance Director Mike Folkers has won this award 11 times — six times with the City of Hoquiam and five times while working for the City of Ocean Shores.