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Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management earns prestigious financial reporting award for the 29th year


Miami, Florida – The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has once again honored the Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This recognition, awarded to DSWM for the Waste Management Enterprise Fund’s annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR) for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, marks the 29th consecutive year the department has received this distinction.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava congratulated the DSWM for receiving the recognition for the 29th consecutive year and added, “Proper financial stewardship is essential to the functioning of any government agency, and the Solid Waste team have shown once again that their financial practices meet the high standard expected by the residents of Miami-Dade County.”

Upholding Excellence in Financial Reporting

The GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement is the pinnacle of recognition in the field of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Achieving this certificate signifies that a government entity has surpassed the highest standards in transparency and accountability. The DSWM’s ACFR was thoroughly evaluated by a panel of impartial experts, commended for its comprehensive disclosure and its ability to communicate the department’s financial story effectively to the public and stakeholders.

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Olga Espinosa-Anderson, DSWM’s Interim Director, shared her pride in the department’s longstanding recognition by the GFOA. “For nearly three decades, GFOA has recognized our department for our transparency and accountability towards the precious resources our customers have entrusted to us, and I couldn’t be more proud,” she remarked. Espinosa-Anderson also congratulated the Financial Reporting staff and the entire DSWM team for their dedication and hard work in providing essential services to the community.

The DSWM offers waste and recycling services to residents of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and several municipalities, along with mosquito control services across the county. For more details about the DSWM and its services, individuals are encouraged to visit the official website.

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