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Archived News Release from 2007

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Redwood City Finance Department Awarded “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Accounting”

Redwood City, CA - May 31, 2007– Redwood City’s Finance Department has been awarded a prestigious “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Accounting” by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This award recognizes the quality of Redwood City’s comprehensive financial annual report, its adherence to the “spirit of full disclosure,” and an acknowledgement of Redwood City’s having achieved the highest level of excellence in its financial reporting.

This award really honors the professional abilities and dedication of every member of Redwood City’s Finance Department,” said Brian Ponty, Finance Director. “I’m very proud of our staff in the Finance Department, and offer our pledge to continually strive for only the highest standards of excellence, for the benefit of the City and the community.

Redwood City ’s Finance Department is made up of three divisions – Financial Services, Revenue Services, and Information Technology. More information about the Finance Department is available at The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 16,000 government finance professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Its website is

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Brian Ponty, Director
Redwood Finance Department


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