In 2019, Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the District for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. In order to be awarded, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report. The report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. With more than 20,000 members in North America, the GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance by providing best practice guidance, publications and training. The Certificate of Achievement is valid for a period of one year.