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PHOTO (Foreground: Marcy Cotov, CFO and Background from left to right: Council Members Jake Rambo, Kathy Landing, Tom O’Rourke and Gary Santos featured at the Aug. 31 Finance Committee of Council)
By Martine Miller, Town
of Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Sept.
1, 2020) – At yesterday’s Finance Committee of Council, Mount Pleasant Finance Chair Tom O’Rourke and Finance Committee Members Kathy Landing, Jake Rambo and Gary Santos were presented the National Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) Award. This is the 32nd consecutive year that the Town has received the CAFR designation.
“This award represents the
highest form of recognition in government,” said Mount Pleasant Chief Financial
Officer Marcy Cotov. “It reflects Mayor and Council’s commitment to the highest
principles of financial reporting. Credit rating agencies and other interested
parties also view the award as a positive factor in their decision making.”
“The Town of Mount Pleasant
CAFR was recognized for its ’spirit of full disclosure’ as we communicated
clearly our financial story,” added Cotov.
Of the 36,000 cities in the country, only seven percent have received this award and recognition. Only 35 of the 270 cities in South Carolina can claim this achievement.
Cotov highlighted the invaluable contributions of the
Finance Division in securing the award, namely: Peggy Conkel, Finance Director;
Sue Messina, Payroll Manager; Sarah Brown, Payroll; Marlene Mecca, Accounts
Payable; Jeannine Lawitzke, Special Funds; Brittany Brunson, Accountant; Keisha
Collins, Accounts Payable; Ronald Hughes, Capital Assets & Stormwater;
Kathy Frame, Procurement Officer; Regina Middleton, Senior Procurement
Agent; Allison Ferrante, Procurement Contract Specialist; Jill Russ, Procurement
Agent; Catherine Morrissey, Procurement Agent and Paula Burke, Budget Manager.