The City of San Marcos has proven its commitment to financial responsibility and transparency with its recent attainment of the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting. This award is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada to state and local governments that submit an especially comprehensive annual financial report. The award was established in 1945 as a way to encourage governments to rise above and beyond the minimum requirements of such a report. The GFOA aims to reward transparency and full disclosure, ensuring that citizens and other agencies have all the information they need to assess civic finances. “The award affirms a long-standing priority of assuring San Marcos residents that their hard-earned tax dollars are properly accounted for,” said Director of Finance Laura Rocha. “I am appreciative of the hard work by support staff that made this prestigious award possible.” Learn more about the City’s Finance Department and the other programs that keep San Marcos running smoothly at www.san-marcos.net.