The first annual report for the City of Georgetown was recently recognized for an award. The report for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, an organization of 18,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.
A panel of independent reviewers found that the 18-page report met the four objectives of the popular annual financial reporting program, including creativity, presentation, understandability, and reader appeal. According to GFOA, the goal of the award program is to encourage financial reports that are “readily accessible and easily understandable to the general public.”
The reviewers specifically highlighted the outstanding photography of Rudy Ximenez featured in the report. Michael Cox did the design and layout for the report.
Copies of the annual report are available at files.georgetown.org/annualreport.
Find out more about the Government Finance Officers Association on their website www.gfoa.org.