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Ridgeland earns 25th consecutive award for excellence in financial reporting

Finance Manager Ashley Daniel, Mayor Gene McGee, and City Clerk Paula Tierce present the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting at a recent Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting. This is the 25th consecutive year that the City of Ridgeland earned this award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Ridgeland by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. As stated in a press release by GFOA on October 2, 2017, “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.” 

Also stated in the aforementioned GFOA press release, “The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including 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 City of Ridgeland’s financial reports have met the highest standards of excellence for 25 consecutive years,” said Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee. “We are especially proud of this long-running achievement.”

“We are honored to have this distinction,” said City Clerk Paula Tierce. “We want to encourage citizens to read the CAFR. It contains a lot of good information about our overall economic picture.”

The public is invited to read the CAFR.