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Elizabethton earns first GFOA Excellence in Financial Reporting award


The city of Elizabethton has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2020-21 financial report from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). It is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and this marks the first time the city of Elizabethton has received the honor. Preston Cobb, finance director for the city, said the award showed the stewardship and transparency that his department strives for.  Cobb noted that the recognition could not be accomplished by just one person but took work by all departments that make up the city’s government infrastructure.