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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Red Deer County receives the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from GFOA

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February 21, 2023

For Immediate Release

Red Deer County receives the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The award demonstrates high-standards and clearly communicates the municipality’s financial story.

(RED DEER COUNTY) Red Deer County is proud to announce they have been named the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for their fiscal year end of December 31, 2021.

In order to be awarded a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, a government unit must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized annual financial report, whose contents conform to program standards. Such reports should go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrate an effort to clearly communicate the municipal government’s financial picture, enhance an understanding of financial reporting by municipal governments, and address user needs.

According to the Association, “The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high-quality financial reports, its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.”

Heather Surkan, Corporate Services Director for Red Deer County commented, “The annual financial report is part of Red Deer County’s commitment to being an open and accountable local government, by presenting clear and concise financial information. In receiving the award, Red Deer County’s dedication to a high standard of fiscal responsibility and transparency is acknowledged.”

The 2021 Annual Financial Report can be found at

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

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Council with Canadian Award for Financial Reporting 2023 Landscape

Close Up of Canadian Award for Financial Reporting 2023

For more information:

Heather Surkan

Director of Corporate Services, Red Deer County 403.350.2159

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