Press release date: Wed Sep 23rd, 2009
CHICAGO - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of West Linn by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2008. 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.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been presented to the West Linn Finance Department.
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 the CAFR.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.
For GFOA information, please contact:
Stephen Gauthier (312) 977-9700
For City of West Linn information, please contact:
Kirsten Wyatt (503) 657-0331