Geneva Park District earn national award for excellence in financial reporting for 10th consecutive year

Posted5/14/2021 11:29 AM

The Geneva Park District this week received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, which is granted to state and local governments for outstanding transparency in accounting and financial reporting.

The park district earned this award for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020.


"We are extremely proud of this award because it represents our commitment to fiscal responsibility," said Christy Powell, Geneva Park District superintendent of finance & personnel. "Our purpose as a park district is to positively impact our community, and that mission requires exceptional accounting and transparency. We will continue to work to provide financial reporting that meets these goals."

The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Recipients are judged by an impartial panel and must demonstrate a "spirit of full disclosure" in their financial reporting. This is the 10th consecutive year the park district has earned this award.

Established in 1953, the Geneva Park District has over 35,000 program participants and offers over 3,500 programs that include preschool, a before and after school program, arts and crafts, trips, special events, athletics, dance, martial arts, cultural arts, gymnastics, tumbling, camps, toddler, youth, and adult programs.

Over the span of more than 50 years, they have made great strides in meeting the needs of a growing community. The park district has developed bike/pedestrian trails, playgrounds and parks, athletic fields, outdoor aquatic centers and water spraygrounds, a community center, a recreation center, two fitness centers, a community theater, a skate park, and a mini-golf course and a disc golf course, as well as acquired many acres of open space.

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