MILTON, GA., Jan. 13, 2010 - The City of Milton and its Finance Department have been recognized for excellence in producing the Fiscal Year 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of Milton the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. It is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Attainment of the certificate represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
In addition, the city's Finance Department received an award recognizing Financial Reporting Achievement. This award is given to the department or agency designated by the honored government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.
"I'm excited all of our hard work was recognized by such a prestigious agency," said Stacey Inglis, Milton's Director of Finance. "It is also rewarding that we were able to obtain this award for the city and have every expectation that we'll continue to do so for each CAFR issued in the future."
Inglis said producing the CAFR - which includes an extensive audit, exhaustive research of historical data and numerous detailed written documents - was a two-month process involving 15 people.
GFOA is a nonprofit association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.