Awards and Recognition

2014 Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officer's Association of the US and Canada:

The GFOA’s most prestigious awards recognize contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management. The awards stress practical, documented work that offers leadership to the profession and promotes improved public finance. This year’s Awards for Excellence-winning entries encompass such innovations in areas of capital financing and debt administration, e-government and technology, and pensions and benefits. Williamson County was one of only five governmental agencies recognized this year.

 

In addition, Williamson County was presented with the Louisville Award for Innovation in Government Finance, awarded occasionally to recognize an exceptional accomplishment that introduces a new concept or technique with enduring value to the government finance profession. This award is the GFOA’s highest honor. It is only the fourth time it’s been awarded since 2001. It was awarded because Williamson County went above and beyond to create a Business Intelligence System for the Public Sector, the first fully supported Software as a Service package built by and for the public sector to meet public-sector business intelligence and operational reporting requirements in a manner that is transferable to most other jurisdictions.

 

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office received the Texas Comptroller’s “Platinum” 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 “Platinum” Award is recognition for scoring at the highest level possible on the ratings criteria and is valid for one year.  Williamson County has been awarded the highest level for the last 5 years since the beginning of the State Comptroller's Office program.  The “Platinum” 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.
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, 2013.  This was the 23rd 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, 2013.  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 9 consecutive years (fiscal years ended 2005-2013).  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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County Auditor
David U. Flores
710 S. Main Street, Suite 301
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 943-1500
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