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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. This is the 32nd consecutive year Linn County has received this recognition for its ACFR and the 23rd consecutive year Linn County has received this recognition for its PAFR. 

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The ACFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating the spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate Linn County’s financial story.  

The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting represents a significant achievement by a government. A panel of judges reviews each report and evaluates them based on reader appeal, understandability, distribution methods, creativity, and other elements.

The 12-page PAFR is a shorter, less technical summary of Linn County’s financial condition compared to the 100-plus page ACFR. In addition to providing easy to understand financial information, the PAFR also highlights Linn County’s accomplishments and major initiatives of the past year and demonstrates the vital role of county government. Linn County produces the PAFR as part of its ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about the County’s finances and to be accountable for the receipt and expenditure of public funds. 

Call 319-892-5000 to request printed copies of each report.

About GFOA

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve. Visit www.gfoa.org for more information. 

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