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Willmar wins award for financial reporting

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has been recognized for the sixth time in the past decade for its financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the district the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

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Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard announced the award at the School Board meeting this week. He congratulated Business and Finance Director Pam Harrington and her staff on earning the award for its annual financial report.

According to a news release from the association, Willmar was chosen by a panel for demonstrating a "spirit of full disclosure" in telling the public about its financial situation.

The association is a nonprofit association serving 17,500 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada. The certificate of achievement is the highest award in government accounting and financial reporting.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

(320) 214-4340
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