Washington County 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). The County received this award for the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021. The report was reviewed by an impartial GFOA panel and judged to have met the high standards of the program. These include demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure," that clearly communicates the organization’s financial story and also motivates potential users to read the report. According to the GFOA, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. It represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management staff.
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the Board of County Commissioners was presented with the certificate and, as noted by Chief Financial Officer Greg Munn, this is the 37th year in a row that Washington County has received the award. “The preparation of the report could not have been accomplished without the efficient and dedicated service of the entire Finance Department and the assistance of other County staff. On behalf of the Washington County organization, I’m grateful to all those who contributed to this effort to provide accountability and transparency to the public,” said Munn.
For more information about County finances and the annual budget, please visit www.washingtoncountyor.gov/finance.