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Recognition: Manatee, Tampa Bay

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For a 21st consecutive year, the Manatee County Port Authority has been honored with the highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. Port Tampa Bay announced its 14th consecutive year of recognition for excellence in financial reporting.

Port Manatee Garners 21st Straight Accounting Award

For a 21st consecutive year, the Manatee County Port Authority has been honored with the highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Port Manatee’s governing body has again been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report, known for short as CAFR.

R.B. "Chips" Shore, Manatee County’s clerk of circuit court and comptroller since 1977, the primary preparer of the Manatee County Port Authority’s award-winning CAFR, received the honor on behalf of the port authority.

"The fact that we have been recognized for more than two decades with this prestigious honor is a tribute to the longtime dedication to excellence of port management and staff and, in particular, Chips Shore," said Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee’s executive director. 

Port Tampa Bay Reports Continued Recognition for Financial Reporting Excellence by GFOA

Port Tampa Bay announced its 14th consecutive year of recognition for excellence in financial reporting. The port authority has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2013 fiscal year, from the Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

The certificate underscores high standards in the area of governmental accounting and reporting, as well as a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" in its communication methodology. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, telling the port authority’s financial story and motivating interested parties to read the comprehensive document.

"We are pleased to share the great news of another solid year of financial reporting, which has become a welcome annual occurrence for the port authority. This recognition results from a concerted effort toward fiduciary responsibility by our very dedicated port management team," Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay president and CEO, said. 

 

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