City Finance Department employees honored

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 9/18/19

The city of Cleveland’s Finance Department and other city employees were recognized by the Cleveland City Council recently for receiving two prestigious awards from the Government Finance Officers …

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City Finance Department employees honored

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The city of Cleveland’s Finance Department and other city employees were recognized by the Cleveland City Council recently for receiving two prestigious awards from the Government Finance Officers Association.

The two awards, the FY2019 Government Finance Officers Association and the FY2018 Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, have awarded to the staff for 21 and 31 consecutive years, respectively. 

City Manager Joe Fivas congratulated the staff members, who included Assistant to the City Manager/Administration Beverly Lindsey, Public Works Support Systems Manager Kristi Powers, Development and Engineering Services Executive Secretary Darla Jenkins, Senior Accountant Amy Newman, Assistant City Manager Shawn McKay, Accounts Payable Specialist Lavinia Johnson, Code Enforcement Secretary Laura Duncan and Assistant City Clerk Christy Brandon.

"For 31 years in a row, we have had a great staff that have received the highest recognition," Fivas said.

Karen Stovall, Cathy Long and Cindy Harris were not present at the meeting.

“They hardly get recognition,” Fivas said. "But we know internally that they really make things happen,” Fivas said. “They are the ones who make the budget work."

Fivas said that sometimes department heads do not like the answers they get from those who work on budgets.

“We want to make sure we show our appreciation,” Fivas said. "This is the team that gets stuff done.”

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