Tuesday, April 05, 2022 9:44 AM
"The award is a tribute to the dedication and talent of our finance team"
La Crosse County has received the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The GFOA recently announced the county had been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2020.
"The award is a tribute to the dedication and talent of our finance team," said La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley. "I’m also happy to see that Lanae Nickelotti, our new finance director, is continuing and developing the culture of excellence established over recent decades."
The County has been awarded the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year since 2005. Entries for the award are reviewed by an impartial panel of experts. Winners must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized annual comprehensive financial report that "demonstrates a spirit of full disclosure."
Nickelotti was appointed finance director last year, taking over from Sharon Davidson, who was with the county for 25 years before retiring.
"It's nice to receive recognition for the hard work our team puts in," Nickelotti said. "We are confident we will keep on receiving this award while we continue to work with the county board to protect and strengthen the county's finances."
La Crosse County's 2022 budget cut the county's property tax rate and will reduce the county’s overall debt. The county has the fifth lowest total tax levy per capita of all 72 Wisconsin counties. You can view the county's independently audited comprehensive annual financial reports at this link: Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (lacrossecounty.org).