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Awards for Financial Reporting Excellence

Jan 3, 2020 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Accepting the GFOA Awards on behalf of the MWA are Finance Department employees that include (left to right): Lisa Golphin, Doricale Smith, Tarika Pitts, Margarita Gomes, Arleen Samuels, Barry Smallwood, and CFO/Executive VP Guy Boyle.

It’s now 22 years in a row and counting. That’s the number of consecutive years the MWA has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), who announced the MWA has again achieved the honor for this year.

The Certificate of Achievement is an industry award based on the quality of the Authority’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and less than 5 percent of eligible governments and authorities in the United States and Canada quality for such an honor. This is the highest form of achievement in the area of government accounting and financial reporting.

In addition, the GFOA has recognized the MWA with the 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Reporting, which marks the seventh consecutive year the Authority has reached this award of excellence.

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the quality of the Authority’s most recent Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), which is a condensed version of the CAFR intended to provide the public, especially MWA customers, with an easy-to-read presentation of the Authority’s financials and operational summary from the past fiscal year. Less that 1 percent of all eligible governments and authorities receive the Outstanding Achievement Award annually, placing the MWA and its Finance Department in select company.

Copies of the most recent CAFR and PAFR are available on this website through the “Learn More” link below.

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