For the sixth consecutive year, Georgetown County government has received the highest form of recognition available in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The county’s Finance Department was presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting on Oct. 26. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the county’s most recent annual comprehensive financial report. The attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The report submitted by the county was judged to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating the “spirit of transparency and full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report, according to the association.
The report may be viewed online at www.gtcounty.org/finance/FinancialStatements.html
Georgetown County Administrator Angela Christian said the county strives to be transparent in all its operations and finances, and the county’s finance staff works hard to find ways to meet that goal.