(Greeley – January 2019) –The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to High Plains Library District (HPLD) by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 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.
HPLD Finance Manager, Natalie Wertz, accepted this award as the designated authority and responsible party for the District’s financial reporting. “Natalie’s financial acumen and extensive knowledge of HPLD processes ensure that taxpayer dollars are in good hands,” said Dr. Matthew Hortt, Executive Director of HPLD.
The CAFR has been 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 CAFR.
THE GFOA is a major professional association that provides best practices, professional development, resources and practical research to over 20,500 members and committees they serve. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.