FRCD/ EGWD awarded 10th consecutive Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Sarah Jones Apr 10, 2019 Member Submitted News The Florin Resource Conservation District/Elk Grove Water District (District) received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This marks ten years in a row that the District has earned the prestigious honor for financial reporting. The certificate was awarded by the national Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) after an impartial panel judged that the District’s CAFR demonstrates a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” that clearly communicates financial information to motivate District customers to read the CAFR. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and this attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government agency and its management. To achieve ten consecutive years of this recognition is a testimony to the District’s commitment to transparency and to providing the most comprehensive financial reporting for their customers. According to GFOA, with over 2,300 special districts in California, only 28 have received this award ten times or more. Nationwide, only 182 special districts have met this same achievement. Tom Nelson, the District’s Board Chair stated, “We are so proud of this remarkable accomplishment. This truly demonstrates our financial discipline and our commitment to managing our customers’ money wisely.” To read the Florin Resource Conservation District/ Elk Grove Water District’s CAFR, visit https://www.egwd.org/financial-information/ GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 20,000 government finance professionals.