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City of Dawsonville earns award for excellent financial reporting
City of Dawsonville

The City of Dawsonville recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2017 comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR.

According to a recent press release, 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.

Instrumental in the city’s receipt of the award is Hayden Wiggins, finance administrator for the city, for his work preparing the award-winning CAFR.

The CAFR 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 groups to read the CAFR.  

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 government finance professionals, with its offices in Chicago, Ill. and Washington, D.C.

This is the third year the city has won the award since it submitted its first CAFR to the GFOA in December of 2014.