Howard County earned a prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The professional group recently honored the county for excellence in following generally accepted accounting principles and promoting transparency in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report submission for fiscal 2021.

Each fiscal year, Howard County issues an official, independently-audited financial statement. This comprehensive report offers transparency in government accounting for the benefit of county taxpayers, elected officials, investors, vendors and consumers.

The annual submission includes statements of special revenue, capital projects, enterprise, internal service and trust, agency and general funds. It also discloses the county’s long-term obligations and fixed assets, including infrastructure, and statistical charts on multi-year tax collection and assessable base figures.