For the 13th consecutive year, Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Marysville for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019.
“We hope that your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting,” wrote Michele Mark Levine, Technical Services Director for GFOA, in a letter of congratulations to Mayor Jon Nehring.
Finance Director Sandy Langdon praised the team that produced the report: Assistant Finance Director Jan Berg, Financial Planning Administrator Denise Gritton and Financial Operations Manager John Nield. Gritton recently retired after a 20-year career with the city.
The Marysville Finance Department report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. 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.
GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.