VVWRA Wins Finance Award

Left to right: Xiwei Wang, Accountant, Chieko Keagy, Accounting Supervisor, Kyle Parker, Accounting Technician.

Left to right: Xiwei Wang, Accountant, Chieko Keagy, Accounting Supervisor, Kyle Parker, Accounting Technician.

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been award to the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. (GFOA) The award was presented to the VVWRA Finance Department for its comprehensive annual report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.  GFOA spokesman Stephen Gauthier said the award “represents a significant accomplishment” by the VVWRA Finance Department.  This is the fifth year that VVWRA has earned this honor. Chieko Keagy, VVWRA Finance Supervisor said, “I am proud of my team who works effectively and diligently.”

With just three employees, the VVWRA Finance team handles the Authority’s entire coverage area, which includes nearly 300,000 people living in Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and two San Bernardino County special districts. VVWRA General Manager Logan Olds said, “Accounting Supervisor Chieko Keagy, Accountant Xiwei Wang and Accounting Technician Kyle Parker are to be commended for their excellent work.”

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

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