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Town of West Hartford Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Government Finance Officers Association awarded its highest form of recognition to West Hartford.


The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of West Hartford by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 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 CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and users groups to read the CAFR.

Mayor Shari Cantor said, “I’m very pleased that once again the town has been recognized by GFOA for its excellence in financial reporting. The town has high expectations for its finance department and our staff consistently meets those standards. I commend our finance team for its good work.”

Town Manager Matt Hart said, “I would like to thank GFOA for this honor. West Hartford has a long history of strong financial management and accuracy in financial reporting is an important component of that work. Kudos to our staff on a job well done!”

Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of over 20,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in Washington, D.C.

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