The City of SeaTac announced Thursday (March 21) that it had won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The award was given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. This award is the highest honor possible in the area of governmental accounting and reporting.
“Receiving this distinct recognition so many times over the past two decades is truly an honor and testament to the incredible team we have here at the City,” said Todd Cutts, city manager for the City of SeaTac. “We have consistently exceeded national guidelines for serving our community, and we are very fortunate to receive this recognition from such a prestigious group.”
Aaron Antin, the City’s Finance Director, specifically cited Brenda J. Rolph, Assistant Finance Director, as the individual most responsible for the achievement.
The GFOA is a non-profit association with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of financial reporting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
Incorporated in February 1990, the City of SeaTac is located approximately midway between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. The City of SeaTac is 10 square miles in area and has a population of 27,210. The City of SeaTac is a vibrant community, economically strong, environmentally sensitive, and people-oriented. The City boundaries surround the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, (approximately 3 square miles in area) which is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle. For more information contact Jeff Robinson, economic development manager, at (206) 973-4812.