City Receives Award for Annual Financial Report

March 25, 2019

The City of Fort St. John has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 2017 Annual Report.

“To achieve this award for the third consecutive year is a significant achievement and speaks to the accomplishments of Council and staff in ensuring open and transparent reporting,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.

The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The award was formally presented to Council at its meeting on Monday, March 25. The 2017 Annual Report is available at

About the GFOA:
Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 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, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.


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