The City of Suffolk’s 2012 Citizen Centric Report has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Suffolk received the award in the first attempt at certification and is the only locality in the State of Virginia to receive this accomplishment.
Citizen Centric Report
The Citizen Centric Report was produced by the Suffolk Finance Department along with design and graphics assistance from Suffolk’s Media & Community Relations Department. This 4-page publication contains valuable information which demonstrates accountability to residents. Information included notes Fiscal Year 2012 Accomplishments, revenue and expenditure details, and an economic outlook brief.
Association of Government Accountants
AGA highlighted the report’s visual appeal, well-written format, key measures, and finances as outstanding points of the publication. To be eligible for the Certificate of Excellence, a government must incorporate into their report the program’s high standards of content, visual appeal, readability, distribution and timeliness in reporting as outlined in their judging guidelines. Ten different elements were part of the judging and had to be included in the report.
Copies The Report
Copies of this report are available in a number of City offices, libraries, and online (PDF). Citizens are asked to Email the Finance Department, or call the Finance Department at 757-514-7500 to note additional information they would like to see contained in future reports.