Public Health receives highest recognition from Government Finance Officers Association

The Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to El Paso County Public Health by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting,…

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Fair Earns Seven IAFE Awards

El Paso County Fair & Event Center staff are celebrating. The Fair received seven awards at the 2019 International Association of Fair & Expositions Conference this month. Each year, the IAFE honors outstanding members with various industry awards. Awards include: Hall of Honor Communications Awards: Fair Website (new site in 2019) Agricultural Awards-Agricultural exhibitor events,…

El Paso County, Fort Carson Receive Community Partnership Award

El Paso County and Fort Carson were presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a 2018 Army Community Partnership Award for the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range. On Tuesday, Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., County Executive Director of Community Services Tim Wolken and Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Brian Wortinger were at the Pentagon…

County Finance Recognized for Budgeting

The El Paso County Financial Services Department has been recognized for the second year in a row by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for meeting its highest standards in government budget and financial reporting. County Controller Nikki Simmons shared the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2018 Adopted Budget Book on Tuesday with…

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NACo Recognizes Three County Programs for Innovation

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…