PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Finance Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2020. This award was given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and this year marks 44 years of continuous receipt of this achievement for the City of Pueblo.
“This achievement is extremely important to me and I’m proud for the Pueblo community because it speaks to the hard work and competence of our Finance Department,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “It is no small feat to achieve 44 straight years with this award and this shows just how committed the City of Pueblo is to transparency and fiscal responsibility.”
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The report 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.
“This is an honor to receive this award for the City of Pueblo for the 44th year in a row and I share my enthusiasm from my team of how proud we are of this accomplishment,” said Accounting Manager Annamarie Elliss.
GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practice research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.