Financial reporting awards – four in a row

May 14, 2019

Financial reporting awards – four in a row

Strathcona County has earned a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement for the fourth consecutive year, this time for its 2017 Annual Report.

This award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Receipt of the award signifies the County’s annual report was judged to meet the high standards of the program. This includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" designed to communicate the municipality's financial story clearly and to motivate stakeholders and the public to read the report.

“This award acknowledges our Corporate Finance Department’s competence and commitment to excellence in financial reporting,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Achieving this recognition shines a positive light on the County’s financial stewardship. I thank the County staff who have worked to bring this recognition to our municipality.”

The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high quality financial reports. The program also provides peer recognition and technical guidance in the preparation of these reports. Receiving the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The 2017 Annual Report is available at

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595