FoCo earns award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Justine Lookenott
The Forsyth County Finance Department was recognized for excellence in financial reporting on June 6, 2023Photo byForsyth County Government

(Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County government has been recognized for its high-quality financial reporting for the 21st year in a row.

The county was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award recognizes excellence for the county’s annual comprehensive financial report for 2021, the county has consecutively earned this award for over two decades.

“It is an honor to be a part of a county recognized for these achievements for numerous consecutive years," said Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer Marc Turk. "The recognition signifies the hard work and determination of our Finance Department personnel."

The financial report was judged by a panel for meeting the GFOA standards of demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure” in clearly communicating its financial story and encouraging individuals or groups to read it.

The county’s 2023 budget report was also overviewed by the GFOA and determined to meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

The county also earned the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 11th year in a row for the 2023 fiscal year.

All the reports can be viewed on the Finance Department webpage on

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association with over 22,500 members advancing excellence in government finance by providing practical research, resources, best practices and professional development to its members and their communities.

For more information on the Forsyth County budget, visit To learn more about the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, visit

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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