For Immediate Release
January 23, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County secures Financial Award

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award recognizes the County for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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. This marks the 38th consecutive year Sedgwick County has won the award.

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 user groups to read the CAFR.

“We know that GFOA sets the industry standards for government finances, so we are especially proud of this recognition from such a highly credible organization,” said County Manager Tom Stolz. “This recognition is another example of our Commissioners’ commitment to transparency, prudent fiscal stewardship and dedication to following industry best practices. Along with the recent affirmations of the County’s high credit ratings, this recognition provides proof of the high standards and accountability Commissioners expect – and receive – from staff.”   

“I continue to be proud of the talented and professional staff in the Accounting Department for continuing this impressive streak and earning this recognition,” added Chief Financial Officer Lindsay Poe Rousseau. “Their work often happens behind the scenes, so this is an excellent opportunity to commend them for their great work and dedicated service.”

GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.