City of Aspen Earns National Award for Financial Reporting

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City of Aspen Earns National Award for Financial Reporting


Contact:  Don Taylor, City of Aspen Finance Director;; 970-920-5027 and Stephen J. Gauthier, Government Finance Officers Association, Director of Technical Services; 312-977-9700


Aspen, Colorado – February 27, 2013– The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Aspen for its comprehensive annual financial report.


“The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” said Stephen Gauthier of the Government Finance Officers Association.


In particular, City Accountant Chris Lundgren was recognized by the organization for meeting and demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the City of Aspen’s financial story in its annual report.


The Certificate of Achievement was judged by an impartial panel of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.



Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013