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City recognized for excellent financial reporting for the 34th year

Released:Jun 20, 2016



Front Row (left to right): Finance Manager Tammy Brown, City Clerk Elizabeth Chrz.

Back Row (left to right): Chief Financial Officer Melissa Reames, Senior Accountant Andrew Harrelson, Finance Accounting Supervisor Christy Cluck.

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 20, 2016) ­– For the 34th consecutive year, the City of Stillwater was recognized for its excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The City received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment for a government and its management.
An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was also given to the Finance Department for preparing the award-winning financial report. This was presented to Chief Financial Officer Melissa Reames, with special thanks to the following staff members:

  • Tammy Brown, Finance Manager

  • Christy Cluck, Finance Accounting Supervisor

  • Elizabeth Chrz, City Clerk

  • Andrew Harrelson, Senior Accountant

“We are honored to receive this award from GFOA and to continue the City’s tradition of exemplary financial reporting,” Reames said.
The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The CAFR can be read and downloaded at
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