MORPC Receives Financial Reporting Award for 30th Consecutive Year

    January 29, 2019

    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is for MORPC’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY 2017. This marks the 30th consecutive year MORPC has received the distinction.

    MORPC's finance team includes April Drake, Holly Dudley, Shawn Hufstedler, Steve Sova, Betsy Hunkar, Susan Tsen, and Danielle Spencer.

    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’m so proud of our team for receiving this mark of distinction for the 30th year in a row. Our annual financial report serves as a snapshot of MORPC’s accomplishments in a given year, and it also adds another level of transparency for the public and our local government members to see how our financial resources are being put to good use.”
    MORPC Executive Director William Murdock

    The CAFR 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 CAFR.

    Additionally, MORPC Chief of Staff & Director of Operations Shawn Hufstedler – as the person designated as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR – has received an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement.

    “We have an outstanding finance team at MORPC with many years of professional experience. They often put in long hours to ensure we do things the right way, and I specifically want to thank MORPC Finance Director Susan Tsen for the leadership she provides and Accounting Manager Steve Sova for leading the financial reporting process.”
    MORPC Chief of Staff & Director of Operations Shawn Hufstedler

    MORPC’s finance team also recently received an award of distinction for its financial reporting from the Ohio Auditor of State’s office. The comprehensive annual financial report can be viewed at: http://www.morpc.org/about-morpc/budget-and-finances.

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