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Park District receives financial reporting award

Mon April 26, 2021

The Batavia Park District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The GFOA awarded the certificate earlier this month for the Park District’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019.

The Park District’s report has been judged, by an impartial panel, to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read this report.

“The Certificate of Achievement (COA) award is one of the highest awards a local government entity can receive in financial excellence,” said Shane D. Johnson, director of finance for the Park District. “Thank you to the Park Board of Commissioners for their continued support of this program, as well as the Executive Director and entire staff at the Batavia Park District who make this award achievable.”

Johnson said the GFOA typically completes reviews within six months, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and new software implementation, the review of the 2019 COA's were temporarily lengthened to a nine-month turnaround period for Fiscal Year 2019.

For more information about this award, please contact Michele Mark Levine, director of technical services for the GFOA, at 312-977-9700 or For more information on our Batavia Park District programs and events, call (630) 879-5235 or visit