Awards and Recognition

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office received the Texas Comptroller’s “Gold” Leadership Circle Award for their success in implementing financial transparency online.  The Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle is highlighting local governments that have opened their books to the public in a clear and user-friendly format.  The “Gold” Award is recognition for scoring at least 15 out of 20 possible points on the ratings criteria and is valid for one year.  Williamson County has been awarded gold for the last 4 years (since the beginning of the State Comptroller's Office program) with a score of 19.  The “Gold” designation highlights those entities that are setting the bar in their transparency efforts.

 

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office received a Level 1 Engagement Recognition designation from Quality Texas and is working toward Level 2. The Quality Texas Level 1 Designation was given to the County Auditor’s Office for its strategic planning initiatives. The Level 2 Commitment designation will focus on process improvements with input from customers.
The Quality Texas Foundation was formed in the early 1990s. The Quality Texas Foundation helps businesses, hospitals, schools, government agencies and non-profits improve performance through use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and other methods that drive efficiency and effectiveness. More information on the organization can be found at www.texas-quality.org.
In 1987, under President Ronald Reagan, Congress passed the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987, named after former Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige. Baldrige was an advocate of quality management and felt focusing on quality was the best way to enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global market.
Congress created the Award Program to
• identify and recognize role-model businesses
• establish criteria for evaluating improvement efforts
• disseminate and share best practices

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office officially developed an organizational culture, including vision and mission statements, as well as core values as part of its strategic planning. Its vision is to be the number one County Auditor’s Office in Texas “at instilling public trust in all fiscal matters.” Its mission is “to ensure integrity by delivering fiscal excellence, safeguarding assets and providing innovative stewardship.”
“We have always had a culture of excellence in our office, but it was a very enlightening process to put that culture into words and down on paper,” stated County Auditor David Flores. “It really does impact what we do every day and how we do it.” 
 

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA):
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR):
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Williamson County for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.  This was the 22nd consecutive year that Williamson County has achieved this prestigious award.  In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report.  This report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is valid for a period of one year only.  A copy of this report can be found on this website under
Financial Reports.

 

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA):
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR):

The County Auditor began publishing this report for FYE 2005 in order to provide the citizens of Williamson County a much more “user-friendly” reporting of the county finances.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Williamson County for its Popular Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.  The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports.  In order to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting, a government unit must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report, whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal. An Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is valid for a period of one year only.  Williamson County has received a Popular Award for the last 8 consecutive years (fiscal years ended 2005-2012).  A copy of this report can be found on this website under Financial Reports.

 

The Texas Association of County Auditors presented the 2010 Denise Linch Assistant County Auditor award to Julie Kiley during the 2010 Annual Conference in Lubbock, Texas.  Denise Linch lived from 1959 to 2008 and was able to capture the attention of the association for exceptional professionalism, courage, skill, perseverance, discipline, loyalty, and dedication to service.  Julie Kiley truly exhibits all of these qualities and, therefore, has been awarded the Assistant County Auditor of the Year.

 

 

Williamson County Sun Editorial  - September 2, 2007
(Click here to view article)

 

 

 

Texas Association of Counties - Leadership Foundation - 2001 County Best Practices Innovation Award is conveyed to Williamson County Shifting the Paradigm of Governmental Financial Reporting for outstanding achievement and effective management of county government facilities, processes and programs.

This honor was awarded for excellence in our Financial Center which is an intra-net based reporting tool allowing all departments immediate and real-time access to fincial information from revenues and expenditures to available budget funds and balances.

 

 

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Williamson County Courthouse
County Auditor
David U. Flores
710 S. Main Street, Suite 301
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 943-1500
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710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
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