Published: August 21, 2019
The City of Hickory was recently awarded its 23rd consecutive 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).
Mayor Hank Guess presented Finance Officer Melissa Miller with the Certificate of Achievement at the Hickory City Council meeting on August 20. “The Finance Department would like to thank our Mayor, City Council, City Manager’s Office, and all City departments for their continued support and contributions to our CAFR. It is an honor for the City to receive this prestigious award from GFOA,” said Miller.
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.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.
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.
For more information about the City of Hickory Finance Department or its comprehensive annual financial report, please contact (828) 323-7417 or visit www.HickoryNC.gov.
Mayor Guess (right) presents Finance Officer Melissa Miller with the Certificate of Achievement.