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Posted on: January 23, 2024

City of Battle Ground Honored with Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

GFOA Award Announcement

For the 21st consecutive year, the City of Battle Ground has been honored by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2022. The City was notified of the award on January 17, 2024.

The award recognizes the City for demonstrating a spirit of transparency and full disclosure in its 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The GFOA initiated the award program in 1945 to encourage and assist local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving the goal.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Finance Director Meagan Lowery and her team as we congratulate them on this significant achievement,” said City Manager Erin Erdman.  “This award reflects the City’s commitment to transparency and accountability to our taxpayers, reinforcing the stable financial foundation on which our city is able to thrive.” 

The City’s 2022 ACFR is available online at www.cityofbg.org/165/Financial-Reports.