BRADENTON, Fla. — The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for the office’s Manatee County Port Authority comprehensive annual financial report, marking the 25th consecutive year the Manatee County Clerk of Court has received this recognition.
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 management.
“Each year, our office aims to provide imperative information and the highest level of service to Manatee County’s citizens,” said Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Angel Colonneso. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition again, but more importantly, it’s a fundamental and crucial part of how we provide transparency to the area’s taxpayers.”
The comprehensive 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 clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read it.
The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top-quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Ill. with offices in Washington, D.C.
About the Manatee County Clerk of Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.