In recognition of Everett’s in-depth financial report for fiscal year 2020, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) once again awarded the City of Everett with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Everett has received this award every year since 2014.
The city’s budget for fiscal year 2020 was $208,025,565, which reflected a decrease of $20,200 from the prior fiscal year.
“The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” said Michelle Levine of the GFOA in her December 9 letter to Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “We hope that your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.”
In addition to the Certificate of Achievement, the GFOA sent the city an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to recognize those employees tasked with crafting the report.
“I was very pleased to learn that the city received this award again for the seventh year in a row,” said the Chief Financial Officer Eric Demas. “This was a team effort by the administration as a whole, but I would like to specifically thank the entire finance team for all of their hard work and dedication.”