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Chatham County Receives National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Post Date:10/23/2019 2:30 PM

PITTSBORO, NC – On October 21, 2019, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners recognized the County’s Finance Department for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Vicki McConnell, Chatham County deputy county manager and finance director, received the Certificate of Achievement, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. According to GFOA, its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.   

“This is Chatham County’s 29th consecutive year to receive this notable recognition, and I couldn’t be more proud of the integrity demonstrated by Vicki and her staff,” said Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne. “We hope that our Finance team’s example will encourage other governments in their efforts to achieve and maintain a high standard of excellence in financial reporting.”

According to GFOA, 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 user groups to read the CAFR.

Vicki McConnell & Mike Dasher

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Dasher congratulates Chatham County Deputy County Manager and Finance Director Vicki McConnell for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)