The award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management, according to a press release from the county.
The award went to county Administrative Services Director Jinna Garrison. County Manager William Wilson announced the award at Monday’s County Commission meeting, saying it was “good news for the county.”
The award will join the nine others on, what Wilson referred to as his “wall of honor,” outside the county conference room in the Courthouse Annex. He praised the work of Garrison and said the county has won the award in each of the 10 years he has been county manager.
The comprehensive financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and groups to read the financial report.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit professional association serving about 17,500 government finance professionals.