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The annual award is given to cities across the country who meet high standards in finance reporting.

GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - For the fifth year in a row, the city of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 2016 fiscal year. For the fifth year in a row, the city of Sherwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 2016 fiscal year.

This certificate 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.

Sherwood's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standard of the program including a constructive "spirit of disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

"It is rewarding to gain this recognition once again," said Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall, City Manager. "Achieving this high level of recognition in financial reporting is a result of our ongoing commitment of fiscal transparency and solid financial management."

The city of Sherwood has also received similar recognition for its budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for many years. The nonprofit professional association serves approximately 19,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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