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Posted on: October 13, 2009

[ARCHIVED] SRWMD recognized for financial reporting

The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

This is the seventeenth consecutive year SRWMD has received the recognition.

The Certificate of Achievement 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.

The CAFR has been 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 user groups to read CAFR.

A certificate of recognition was presented to SRWMD Finance Officer Vern Roberts and SRWMD Fiscal Assistant III Leah Lamontagne. Both Roberts and Lamontagne prepared the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving about 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The purpose of the Association is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and practices and promoting them through education, training and leadership.

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