The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners have been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.

The award was given for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019. The report is judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story.

“Bulloch County is one of 39 counties in Georgia receiving the award,” says County Commission Chairman Roy Thompson. “We would like to thank and congratulate current CFO Kristie King and former CFO Whitney Richland for helping the County receive this award.”

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Bulloch County is one of only 19 counties who receives this award along with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award—an award based on a county producing high quality budget documents that highlight transparency in government budgeting.

“15 of the 19 counties that receive both of these awards in a fiscal year have larger populations than Bulloch County, including Fulton, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties,” says County Manager Tom Couch. “We would like to thank the Finance Department for their hard work and diligence in preparing and being recognized by this professional organization.”

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020 reports are being submitted this next month and will be judged at the early part of 2021.