Crest Hill Receives Award for Financial Reporting
April 19, 2016–Crest Hill taxpayers can now have confidence in how their tax dollars are being managed. The City of Crest Hill is receiving recognition for excellence in its governmental accounting and financial reporting practices. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is awarding the city a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended April 30, 2015.
This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The award is presented to Finance Supervisor Ashli Motyka who along with the City’s elected officials and staff that are primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR and as such deserve the recognition. The GFOA insures that the CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel of peers and that it meets the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "Spirit of Full Disclosure" clearly communicating the City’s financial story. The format and depth of detail are designed to motivate citizens to read the CAFR and better understand the resources being utilized in providing essential municipal services.
“Residents see all the improvements across the City and read about the awards and recognitions but they perhaps don’t connect that to the great financial management that makes the City’s success possible,” said Mayor Ray Soliman. “I have an appreciation for the standards of the GFOA and appreciate the dedication the finance staff put forth in the pursuit of transparent financial reporting.” For further award information, visit the City Web Site at www.cityofcresthill.com.
“The finance staff endeavors to present the City’s financials in a constructive format that all citizens can understand and evaluate,” Treasurer Glen Conklin said. This 2015 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award is the first GFOA recognition received by the City of Crest Hill. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Details of recent recipients of the Certificate of Achievement and other information about Certificate Program results are available in the "Awards Program" section of the GFOA website, www.gfoa.org. For further information, contact John Harrington, GFOA Representative at (815) 828-3175.
From left to right: John Harrington, President of the South Suburban Chapter of GFOA; Ashli Motyka, Crest Hill Finance Supervisor; Mayor Ray Soliman;City Treasurer Glen Conklin.
Window World Opens on Caton Farm Road
WINDOW WORLD OPENS LOCATION IN CREST HILL
Chicago White Sox Legend Stops By
Crest Hill, April 9, 2016– Window World has found another home in the City of Crest Hill. Based in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the company has over 200 locations nationwide. Window World is known for offering windows as well as siding, doors, and gutter products.
The showroom located at 2363 Copper Court in Crest Hill has officially opened to the public. Franchisee Scott Williamson also owns another store in Rockford. Brian Hopkins, the Crest Hill store manager, said he is excited about the new store and believes it will bring more success to the Window World chain.
“I think a service like Window World will be successful in a City like Crest Hill,” said Scott McMaster who is the Economic Development Manager for the City. “The area has many businesses of trade that could benefit from a partnership with Window World.”
On hand for the Grand Opening was Chicago White Sox Legend, Ron Kittle. Known for his crushing home-run power, Kittle used his power of personality to mingle with the public and the Window World staff while Jody’s Hot Dogs of Joliet provided refreshments. Also on hand for the event were many of the City of Crest Hill’s elected officials, including Mayor Ray Soliman and his wife Vicky. City Alderman present included Charles Convery, Claudia Gazal, Barbara Sklare and City Clerk, Vicki Hackney.
To find out more about Window World of Joliet, visit the showroom located at 2363 Copper Court in Crest Hill or visit them online at www.windowworldjoliet.com.
From left to right: Economic Development Manager Scott McMaster; Ward 4 Alderman Charles Convery; Ward 2 Alderwomen Claudia Gazal and Barb Sklare; Ron Kittle; City Clerk Vicki Hackney; Franchise owner Scott Williamson; Mayor Ray Soliman; Vice President Brian Hopkins.
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Staff from Working America will be in the Crest Hill Area
Working America is the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO National Trade Union, will be in the Crest Hill area.
Staff from Working America advised they will be in the Crest Hill area for the next 4 to 5 weeks. They said they are not soliciting from the residents and are not required to have a solicitor permit. They state they are providing information about their organization and looking to increase their membership.
Staff members will have identification showing their affiliation with Working America.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Crest Hill Police Department at 815-741-5111.
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If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood please contact the Police Department. The Police Department can be reached at (815) 741-5115 with any questions during business hours. As always, please call 9-1-1 with any emergencies.