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Park District awarded excellence in financial reporting

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By Mary Priller, Mundelein Park District

Mundelein, Illinois -- Mundelein Park & Recreation District (www.mundeleinparks.org) was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (www.gfoa.org). This achievement recognizes government organizations for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and is the highest form of recognition in the form of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

A copy of the Park District's CAFR is available online at www.mundeleinparks.org/About-MPRD/pdfs/CAFR-2011.pdf.

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"This is quite an accomplishment for the District with bringing financial business functions in-house just four years ago," said Margaret Resnick, Director of Parks and Recreation. "We are committed to the highest standards throughout our Park District, including financial reporting.

We encourage the public to take a look and learn more. Our goal is to provide outstanding programs and services to the community, and this plays a critical role."

More than 785 acres make up the Mundelein Park & Recreation District, including 34 parks for hiking and biking, 20 tennis courts, 28 playgrounds, picnic shelters and more. Conveniently located in north-central Lake County, MPRD serves a growing population of more than 37,000 residents with year-round programs, and education and recreational opportunities for all ages. Facilities include the championship 18-hole Ken Killian-designed Steeple Chase Golf Club, the multi-function Mundelein Community Center, Park View Health & Fitness Center, Diamond Lake Beach, Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center, with 33-foot high water slides and relaxing lazy river, and Spray Park, a special area for young ones with water-spraying "flowers," the Regent Center, for adults ages 50+, Fort Hill Heritage Museum, for a history of Mundelein, and Diamond Lake Sports Complex, a unique nature and recreation destination.

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