2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Published
By: Mary Hall

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Last week our Financial Services team published Thurston County's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report or CAFR. The CAFR provides an in-depth look at county finances, including budgets, assets, fund balances, and a lot of other financial data.

While the Washington State Auditor's Office only requires counties to produce a Basic Financial Report, we in Thurston County go above and beyond to produce the CAFR. The report reflects our commitment to transparency and excellence in financial reporting.

Every year it's a big team effort to publish the report. So many talented people on our Financial Services team contribute their expertise in writing and compiling the data, analysis, and narrative for the report.

For the last 11 years the Government Financial Offices Association has recognized the quality of our work by awarding Thurston County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. We've submitted this year's CAFR to GFOA in hopes of receiving our 12th consecutive Certificate of Achievement!

We hope you have a chance to review the CAFR and get to know your county government better. If you have any questions, let us know!