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City Boasts Another Year of Strong Financial Reporting

Mayor Carter Hendricks congratulates the City of Hopkinsville Finance Division lead by Chief Financial Officer and CPA Robert Martin on receiving yet another Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 24th year running.

Mayor Hendricks commented, “We are excited to celebrate the hardworking team members in our Finance Division whose have continued an outstanding tradition of excellence in fiscal management and financial reporting.”  He added, “We know taxpayers work hard for the funds we use to deliver valuable public services each day.  It is our distinct pleasure to be good stewards of those funds as we move our community forward.”

Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada (GFOA), a Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.  Its continued attainment represents a significant accomplishment by our Finance Division and its management. 

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Award Background

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 19,000 government finance professionals throughout the country.  Martin currently serves as President of the Kentucky GFOA Chapter.

Hopkinsville’s latest distinction is for the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential user groups to read the report. 

For more information, please call CFO Robert Martin at 270-890-0235.