SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KGBT) — The City of South Padre Island has received a certificate for excellence in financial reporting.

According to a release, the Government Finance Officers Association announced the City of South Padre Island received the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

We’re told the award represents a significant accomplishment and reflects the commitment of the City Council and staff to meeting the highest principals of financial reporting.

“The City of South Padre Island Finance Department is committed to achieve the highest levels of transparency and financial reporting,” stated Rodrigo Gimenez, Chief Financial Officer, in a press release. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the City’s Finance department over the years, the City has achieved numerous awards and recognitions.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 20,500 government finance professionals throughout North America, according to a release.