For the 22nd consecutive year, the Forest Preserve District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The certificate was awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the District's comprehensive annual financial 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," according to a news release from GFOA.
The award was for fiscal year 2016, which ended December 31.
"It's always an honor to receive the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Accounting award from GFOA," said John Gerl, the District's chief financial officer. "Much of the credit for this award goes to Lisa Lukasevich, our director of finance, and Dee Jaworski, staff accountant, for their many hours of dedication to make sure the District's annual financial report is a comprehensive financial tool for our many stakeholders."
According to GFOA, the District's comprehensive annual financial report met the program's high standards, which included a "spirit of full disclosure" designed to clearly communicate the District's financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the document.
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