Twenty consecutive years excelling in financial reporting
The Government Finance Office Association (GFOA) has awarded the Town of Weaverville with “Excellence in Financial Reporting” for the past 20 consecutive years.
The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage state and local governments to work beyond the minimum requirements of generally-accepted accounting practices.
The annual preparation of comprehensive financial reports written with the spirit of public transparency and full disclosure is evaluated. The goal isn’t to assess the financial health of participating governments, but rather ensuring the public has access and transparency when it comes to municipal spending.
Government Finance Office Association (GFOA)
The Government Finance Office Association (GFOA) has awarded the Town of Weaverville with t
he “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for 20 consecutive years.
The GFOA established this program in 1984 to encourage state and local governments with the preparation of high-quality budget documents, reflecting both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting. Individual governments succeeding in achieving this goal are distinguished annually.
For nearly 30 years, the Town of Weaverville has been recognized the by the Arbor Day Foundation with the Tree City designation.
The Arbor Day Foundation created the Tree City program as a means of ‘greening up’ cities and towns across America since 1976. This nationwide movement provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
More than 3,400 communities, across the United States, are recognized as “Tree Cities.” Each Tree City must meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry. Annually celebrating Arbor Day is also a part of the criteria.