February 11, 2015

Mayor Nutter receives the AGA's Excellence in Government Leadership Award

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Michael Nutter Washington Cliff Owen/AP

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter addresses the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing at the Newseum in Washington.

Mayor Michael Nutter was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Government Leadership on Wednesday from the Association of Government Accountants.

The award recognizes his contributions to government financial management, as well as his leadership, high ethical standards and management procedures. 

“I am honored to receive the Excellence in Government Leadership Award. Leadership is about a willingness to make the tough decisions, the ability to address complicated problems, and the best interest of your constituents at the heart of every choice you make – and I want to thank the Association of Government Accountants for recognizing the work of our Administration in financial management leadership,” Nutter said in a statement. 

The Nutter Administration received the award for its work in Philadelphia, including producing balanced budgets, streamlining the city’s financial agencies, increasing delinquent tax collection and attracting new businesses and residents to the city, according to the announcement.