Garner Cleveland Record

Garner earns award for financial report

The Town of Garner has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers of the United States and Canada. The award recognized the town’s 2016 financial report.

This marks the 27th straight year the finance department has earned the financial reporting achievement award for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR.

The recognition is the highest in the field of government accounting and financial reporting.

A panel judged that Garner’s report met the standards of the program. The report demonstrated a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the town’s financial position, the GFOA said in a statement.

The Garner CAFR and other town documents are online at