The Regional District of Nanaimo has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Canadian Award for Financial Reporting. Pictured here, Ian Thorpe, RDN board chairman, Jeannie Bradburne, director of finance, and Manvir Manhas, manager of capital and financial reporting, with the award. (Michael Briones photo)

RDN receives accolade for financial reporting

International association recognizes Regional District of Nanaimo for 2017 financial report

An international organization has recognized the Regional District of Nanaimo’s finance department for its bookkeeping.

The Government Finance Officers Association, representing public finance officers across North America, has conferred the RDN with the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for its financial report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017. In a letter to the RDN, the association said the award “recognizes excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a municipal government and its management.”

Speaking at the regional district April 23 regular meeting, Ian Thorpe, RDN board chairman, said the award was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high-quality financial reports and provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports.

Thorpe said the annual report was judged by Canadian review committee members to ensure it meets program standards, designed to fully disclose and clearly communicate the municipality’s financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

Thorpe said it is the second consecutive year the RDN has received the award.

– With files from Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo students put their robots to the test in competition

High school students from Nanaimo and Ladysmith problem-solve at VEX robotics tournament

Bus loop will now remain in downtown Nanaimo until the end of the year

Shelters installed at temporary Port Drive/Front Street transit exchange

Nanaimo kindergarten teacher receives Prime Minister’s award

Departure Bay Eco-School’s Liz McCaw use of experiential learning methods earns her accolade

Nanaimo man who fell off cliff returns there to rescue eagle from vulture attack

James Farkas breaks hip in fall from beach cliff, returns months later to save eagle on same beach

Nanaimo athletes win Island track and field championships

Every Nanaimo high school was represented at last week’s event

Nanaimo students press for action on climate change

Strike for Climate was held again Friday; students feel their concerns aren’t being taken seriously

So, they found ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’

Dave Tryon, now 72 and living in North Delta, will reunite with long-ago travelling friends in Monterey, Calif.

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

PHOTOS: First responders in Fernie rescue baby owl who fell from nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Beefs & Bouquets, May 23

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Students get a look at some of the City of Nanaimo’s inner workings

Hundreds of students participate in Public Works Day

Most Read