A press release from McHenry County:
McHenry County Earns Two Awards for Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to McHenry County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its November 30, 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
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.
This is the 13th consecutive year that this honor has been awarded.
In addition, McHenry County was given a second Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its November 30, 2010 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This is the third consecutive year for the award.
McHenry County is the only county among the 102 counties in Illinois in which a PAFR is prepared and submitted for the award.
Both the CAFR and PAFR are prepared by the McHenry County Auditor’s Office. County Auditor Pam Palmer stated,
“The receipt of these awards represent the strong financial accounting and reporting functions that have been established in McHenry County government.
“Also contributing are the County Board approved financial policies and the procedures which have been implemented by the Elected Officials and Department Directors. It is an honor to achieve these awards each year.”
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with office in Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C.