City of Sammamish receives highest award for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officer's Association

Release Date: March 23, 2021

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Sammamish for its
comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. This marks the 10th time the City of Sammamish has received this award; the first time was for the 2009 report.

The report has been 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 and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

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.

"I want to recognize and thank our entire Finance team for their exceptional efforts on this comprehensive annual financial report, which has once again resulted in achieving the highest honor from the GFOA," said Assistant City Manager / Director of Finance for the City of Sammamish, Aaron Antin.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

Please see the award certificate and GFOA's press release.