Ashland recognized for excellence in financial reporting – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News
Ashland’s Historic City Hall. file photo
ASHLAND — For the 31st consecutive year, the City of Ashland and Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission received Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada for “comprehensive” financial reporting over the past fiscal year.
The certificate is the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting, and reflects a “significant achievement” for the finance team, Ashland Finance Director Melanie Purcell said in announcing the award on July 9.
“The report has been reviewed by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure’ to clearly communicate the financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to share the report. read,” said Purcell.
Purcell said this recognition gives residents “every reason” to have confidence in the city’s financial reporting process, providing a strong foundation for the city council to make informed policy decisions.