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We’ve done it again! Clayton's highly-regarded Finance Department has won the profession's highest award for the 15th year in a row.

Awards hanging on the wall​The Department's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for last year has been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA).  It's the organization's top honor and the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. It represents a significant accomplishment by the Town and its management. The previous 14 reports won the high honor, too.

The CAFR is produced to provide the Mayor, Town Council, Town staff, residents, bondholders and the general public with useful information about the Town of Clayton's operations and financial position. We go well above and beyond the minimum accounting standards to make sure the work of our town is transparent and fully disclosed to taxpayers.

"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," the Association said in a statement announcing the honor.

Clayton Finance Director Robert McKieClayton Finance Director Robert McKie has helped take home the award for seventh years straight! Former Finance Director Nancy Medlin, now Clayton's Deputy Town Manager, took home the award eight years in a row before that.

"For me, the award is an accolade that represents a great accomplishment," said McKie. "I’m honored to carry on tradition."

Would you like to check out this award-winning documents for yourself? head to our Annual Reports & Budgets page.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.  The purpose of the GFOA is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

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