Summary of Awards

Departmental Awards and Achievements

  • Unqualified Audit

For the past 10 years, independent external auditors have expressed an unqualified opinion of the financial statements of St. John the Baptist Parish.

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the past 12 years, this award has been presented to the Parish by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of Louisiana based on its review of a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). 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. This places St. John the Baptist Parish in the top 13% of parishes in Louisiana; 1% of all governments in the state; and 4% of all governments in the United States and Canada.

  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the past 2 years, this award has been presented to the parish by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets the program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan and as a communicative device.This award is valid for a period of one year only.We believe our current budget continues to conform to program requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA to determine its eligibility for another award.