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Montgomery County Receives National Recognition for its Popular Annual Financial Report

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Montgomery County has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Outstanding Achievement for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the year ending, June 30, 2019. This is the third year in a row Montgomery County has received this award. 

In order to be eligible for the PAFR award, a government must also submit its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) to GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAEFR) program and receive the CAEFR award for the current fiscal year. Montgomery County has won the CAEFR award every year since 1972, more than any County in the nation; and this year’s award is the 50th time the County received the CAEFR award.

According to the GFOA, judges evaluate each eligible report on a variety of categories, including reader appeal, understandability, distribution methods, creativity and other elements. GFOA covers state and local jurisdictions in the United States and Canada and reviews PAFRs from many of them. The results are then compiled to determine the award winners. 

For more information about the GFOA and the PAFR award, visit its website.            

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Release ID: 20-503
Media Contact: Public Information Office 240-777-6507