July 16, 2003

City of Lodi Wins Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    (Chicago)--The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Lodi by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement 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.

    An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individuals, department, and agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.  This has been presented to Accounting Manager, Ruby Paiste, and Accountant, Coriene Wadlow.

    The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and user groups to read the CAFR.

    The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 14,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Stephen Gauthier (312) 977-9700, Government Finance Officers Association, 203 N. LaSalle, Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601-1210.