This year, Finance Director Mary Duncan told the board of commissioners today, was the first time the department received proficient marks in every category.
The grading category covers 17 areas, according to information contained in the agenda packet.
The award is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and was presented to the county for its comprehensive annual financial report, according to a news release contained in the packet.
Benita Demery, director of financial services for the city of Greenville, presented the finance department with the certificate.
“We have an amazing staff,” Duncan said. “I cannot do this without them.”
In the gallery: Commissioner Rives Manning honors the retirement of Shell while Duncan and the finance department are honored in the next two photos
In another matter today, the board adopted a resolution for the retirement of Betty Shell from the department of Social Services.
Shell retired from the department after 30 years of service at the end of May.