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The Port of Sunnyside has participated in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) program of review for the past 21 years and has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for each of those years.
GFOA issues a news release when a certificate is awarded and it reads: "The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Port of Sunnyside by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate 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. An award of Financial reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. The Port of Sunnyside has been the recipient of said award for 21 consecutive years. The CAFR has been 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, IL, and Washington, DC.