County receives Platinum Award for transparency in financial reporting

The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online.  The Comptroller’s office is spotlighting those local governments that are:

•    opening their books to the public
•    providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
•    sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more detail.

 In 2014, the Texas Comptroller is enhancing the Leadership Circle program by spotlighting entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency by adding the Platinum Award level.

“Platinum” spotlights entities that go above and beyond providing financial transparency.

“Gold” highlights those entities that are setting the bar with their transparency efforts.

“Silver” encourages those who are making progress.

“Bronze” inspires those who are just beginning their transparency efforts.

Culberson County has been working hard in providing the people we serve the transparency that only  45 of the 254 counties in Texas have achieved. Two weeks ago, Culberson County earned the Platinum award. 

This honor is the highest award available to counties, schools and municipalities. The state comptroller has recognized Culberson County for going above and beyond in making any and all records available for public viewing. I would like to thank our auditor’s office for taking the initiative and posting all the information that is needed our our website. The goal for Culberson County is to continue this level of transparency and challenge all other entities to do the same.


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