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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications ManagerMOUNT PLEASANT, SC (April 30, 2018) – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded the Town of Mount Pleasant the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Award. The CAFR award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the 30th consecutive year that the Town has received the CAFR award.
“Our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which include demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate the Town’s financial story,” said Mount Pleasant Chief Financial Officer Marcy Cotov. “Of the 36,000 cities in the country, less than six percent have received this award and recognition. Only 34 cities of the 270 cities in the State of South Carolina can claim this achievement.”
Cotov and her team were recognized at the April Town Council meeting. The finance team included: Peggy Conkel, Financial Services Manager; Adam Shults, Assistant Financial Services Manager; Jonathan Edwards, Deputy CFO; Sue Messina, Payroll Manager; Sarah Brown, Payroll; Marlene Mecca, Accounts Payable, Jeannine Lawitzke, Special Funds; Stacy Willis, Grants and Receivables; JaKeisha Collins, Accounts Payable; Ronald Hughes, Capital Assets and Stormwater; and Rachel Wagner, Budget Manager.
About the Government Finance Officer Association
The GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publication, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.