The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting.
The award was given after the CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program. These standards include the demonstration of a constructive “spirit of full disclosure.” In this spirit, NIRPC has worked to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
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, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.
NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional topics relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development. NIRPC seeks to develop consensus solutions with the broadest participation.