ELLSWORTH, Maine — The city has been awarded the “highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting,” according to a news release.
Ellsworth earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal 2012. The awardees were named in late August, but not publicized by Ellsworth until Wednesday.
The city’s finance director, Tammy Mote, also was awarded by the organization. A panel of judges selected Ellsworth for the award, saying it demonstrated a “constructive spirit of full disclosure.”
The panel uses a 78-page checklist to evaluate submissions from municipalities and nonprofits in Canada and the U.S.