Quincy Park District receives website award at statewide competition

The Quincy Park District recently took fourth place for website design and functionality at a statewide competition for the recently redesigned quincyparkdistrict.com.

The award was given for work submitted to the Agency Showcase Competition at the Illinois Parks & Recreation Association’s 2013 annual Soaring To New Heights Conference on Jan. 24, 2013.

This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts ranging from print to multimedia.

Website entries were judged on organization, design, writing, special features and usage/effectiveness.

The park district also submitted entries for integrated photography, marketing campaign and print communication. This is the district’s first year participating in the annual competition.


 

Quincy Park District honored for comprehensive annual financial report

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Quincy Park District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 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.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individuals(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been presented to:

Donald J. Hilgenbrinck, Director of Business Services/Treasurer

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.