Dona Ana County issued the following announcement on Jan. 24.
During the closing session of the 2020 Legislative Conference in Santa Fe Thursday afternoon, New Mexico Counties (NMC) named Doña Ana County the winner of the FY 2018-2019 Continued Excellence Award for large counties, in recognition of the county’s eight consecutive clean audits.
“This is an unprecedented distinction,” noted Doña Ana County Finance Director Asma Dawood. “For a county of our size to maintain such an impeccable record speaks to the high financial standards we hold ourselves to. It is also a testament to our level of responsibility as fiscal agents of the public trust.”
Each year, NMC and New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón select counties that prove their dedication to ethical financial practices that safeguard their public assets. In addition to the county’s outstanding work on audits, criteria for this selection includes submitting audits in a timely manner and having sustained excellence with high audit opinions.
To view the audit in its entirety, visit www.donaanacounty.org and click on the Financial Services department page.
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Source: Dona Ana County