For the 27th year, the City of Casa Grande Finance Department is the proud recipient of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending 2017. This certificate, awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state and local government financial reporting, and represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The CAFR outlines the City’s financial position and operating activities each year, and is a vital piece in ensuring fiscal transparency to the citizens of Casa Grande. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a CAFR is judged by an impartial panel to ensure it meets the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Mayor Craig McFarland will recognize this achievement at the City Council Meeting on Monday, June 18 where he will present the award to Finance Director, Celina Morris.

The City of Casa Grande prepares this financial report annually to demonstrate where its money comes from and how it is spent. To view the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or other budget and finance documents, click here.

For questions or additional information about the city’s finances, please contact the Finance Department at (520) 421-8600 or by email at