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Hazelwood Finance Department Gets 14th Annual Excellence Award

The department's 2010-2011 report distinguishes the city for its 'spirit of full disclosure.'

The has been awarded its fourteenth consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GOFA) for its 2010-2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  

This impressive track record of success distinguishes Hazelwood from the rest of the crowd for its ‘spirit of full disclosure’ and transparency in clearly communicating the City’s financial story and presenting it in a manner that compels user groups to read it,” said Hazelwood’s Communications Coordinator Tim Davidson in an email.

The CAFR was prepared by Hazelwood’s finance department and was judged by an impartial panel, who sought to ensure that it met the high standards of the program. 

“Most of the credit for this impressive track record of accomplishments goes to my predecessor, Donnie Burns, and the finance staff,” said Lori Helle, City of Hazelwood’s director of finance.  “I feel fortunate to be able to carry on this tradition of excellence with a top notch finance staff that does most of the number crunching and budget transactions with amazing accuracy.”

 You can see the document in full at the city’s website.

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