Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce that the City of Cuyahoga Falls has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. Finance Director Bryan Hoffman has been presented the award for preparing the award-winning financial report.

“I could not be prouder of the continued accomplishments of our Finance Department, led by Finance Director Bryan Hoffman,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “They remain committed to strong financial practices and are consistently recognized for their transparency and accuracy in their financial reporting duties.”

The report is judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the GFOA 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 report. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving roughly 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. For additional information, please click on “Awards Program” at