Pitt Meadows Wins Financial Reporting Award

 CITY OF PITT MEADOWS
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2016  #2016-6
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John Becker, Mayor 604-465-2416
www.pittmeadows.bc.ca

 PITT MEADOWS WINS FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

 PITT MEADOWS, BC -  The City of Pitt Meadows finance and communications departments were recognized this week for winning the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, for the City’s 2014 Annual Report. The award recognizes quality in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a municipal government and its management.

The award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) which serves more than 18,000 government finance professionals in Canada and the U.S.

The City’s annual financial report, for the year ended December 31, 2014 was judged by an impartial Canadian Review Committee to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" designed to clearly communicate the municipality’s financial picture and to encourage potential users and user groups to read the report.

Mayor Becker, in making the presentation to staff, noted the significant amount of work that has gone into compiling the document.

“This document represents our commitment to transparency and accountability. It allows citizens to see what we have accomplished for the community and how we are managing their tax dollars.”

The report can viewed online at pittmeadows.bc.ca.

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L to R: Lorna Jones, Director of HR, Communications & IT; Sylvia Jagpal, Accountant; Korey Holtzman, Accounting Clerk; Mary Anne Wilson, Accounting Clerk; Tracey Mills, Tax Accounting Clerk; Rebecca Vaughan, Communications/Digital Media Coordinator; Cheryl Harding, Acting Director of Finance; John Becker, Mayor; Mark Roberts, Chief Administrative Officer.