Fire district earns award for financial reporting

The Mehlville Fire Protection District recently earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2013 financial statements.

This is the 16th consecutive year the district has received this recognition.

“… This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by our government and our management …,” Chief Financial Officer Brian Bond told the Board of Directors last month. “… I just wanted to share that information with the board that we had received a glowing review from the association and it represents to the taxpayers the good job we do with transparency and sharing with them the financial update of our organization.”

The fire district’s 2013 financial statements have been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the nonprofit association’s program, according to a news release.