The Plainfield Park District announced today that its finance department’s comprehensive annual financial report was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the 18th straight year the Park District has earned the distinction.
“This is a great honor for the Park District, as it confirms the responsible and accountable reporting of our finances,” said Plainfield Park District Executive Director Carlo Capalbo. “Congratulations are in order for Deputy Director Maureen Nugent and our auditors, Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, who worked together on the comprehensive annual financial report and achieved this prestigious award.”
A press release issued by the GFOA stated, “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 Park District’s comprehensive annual financial 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.”
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