Monday, December 8, 2014

Inside Mesa County Attendees Receive Certificate of Completion

Five Mesa County residents were recognized today for successfully completing the Inside Mesa County classes and acquiring a deeper knowledge of Mesa County Government. Attendees received their Certificate of Completion during the Board of County Commissioners public hearing. 

Those accepting Certificates of Completion from Commissioner John Justman were Mary Watson, Linda Bestland, Kent Brown, Ken Brownlee, and Jody Green.

Inside Mesa County is a 10 week orientation providing insider knowledge about the function and responsibilities of your county government. Classes include interactive presentations from County Departments and Elected Officials as well as tours of several Mesa County facilities. For further information visit

Mesa County Finance Department Receives Recognition

The Mesa County Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2013 Fiscal year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This Certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by the Finance Department leadership and staff. Mesa County has been awarded this honor every year since 1993.

In order to receive this award, the financial reports must 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 the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The Mesa County Finance Department was recognized for this achievement during the Board of County Commissioners' public hearing today, Monday, December 8, 2014.  Frank Whidden, Chief Administrator of Resource Management, accepted the award on behalf of the Finance Department.

The 2013 Financial Report is located at reports