And the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting goes to ... Becky Jenkins.
Wait a minute. Jenkins didn't put the district's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report together. The report was assembled and formatted by a paid consultant. That's right, a paid consultant -- your tax dollars at work ('cause the work ain't being done in the offices at 814 Shanahan).
Folks, instead of sending accolades to the district on a job well done, call the treasurer's office for the name and number of the consultant who is deserving of the award. Make certain that you pat the right back -- it's only fair.
Oh, and by the way, the award is based on presentation only. That's it. The award is not based on accounting practices or fiscal responsibility (whatever that means in government); it's based solely on presentation. So as long as the font and pagination are pleasant to the eye, the fact that Hooie recently spent somewhere around $1400 on hotel expenses is of no concern to the Government Finance Officers Association. Set the fund balance less the $1400 in the right font and it's good to go.
note: You have to love the choice of words in the ThisWeekNews article. Very 1984-ish. "Several" is used to describe two, while "more than one" to describe four. Here's what's odd: ThisWeekNews video taped the meeting and still couldn't get it right. Or did Amanda write the story for Kelley using district-speak? Hmmm.