County of Santa Cruz



701 OCEAN STREET,  SUITE 520,  SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060-4073

(831) 454-2100   FAX: (831) 454-3420   TDD: (831) 454-2123




Press Release



Date:                       August 30, 2005

Release:                 Immediately

Contact:                 Dinah Phillips

                                Public Information Officer




County Auditor-Controller Receives Awards

The Santa Cruz County Auditor-Controller has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The County's annual financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to communicate the County's financial story.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its managers.


Gary Knutson, the County Auditor-Controller, accepted the award on behalf of his office, acknowledging the fine work of his staff in conforming to the high standards set by the Controller's Office and the Government Finance Officers Association.

For more information, contact Mr. Knutson at 454-2500.