For the first time in the history of St. Bernard Parish Government, the parish has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and it’s the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. “I’m proud of the hard work and dedication by Finance Director Blair Ellinwood and her staff,” said Parish President Guy McInnis.
This award can be shared by all St. Bernard Parish Government employees. “Blair and her staff have done an outstanding job displaying the ethics that embody responsible planning and management of public resources,” said CAO Ronnie Alonzo. Alonzo further said “This is an award that the Administration, Parish Council and the general public can be proud of.”