City Clerk-Treasurer Mari Ripp and Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Gina Anderson recently received the Professional Finance Officer Award from the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA). Ripp and Anderson received ongoing training from WFOA and were recognized for professional excellence in receiving the awards. This is the 13th year each of them has received this award.
The WFOA Professional Finance Officer Recognition program provides an opportunity for members to be recognized for their continued professional development and achievements in the governmental finance arenas. This award requires ongoing professional excellence and education and is not automatically awarded.
Mari Ripp has been employed with the city for 23 years and Gina Anderson has been with the city for 17 years. The Clerk-Treasurers Office is responsible for the financial and record keeping operations of the city. Under Mari and Gina’s stewardship the City of Woodland has received 8 years of clean audits from the State Auditor’s Office. “The Clerk-Treasurers Office is an important function of city government and I am proud of our financial record” said Mayor Grover Laseke.
Washington Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit association founded in 1956, which is governed by a 17-member Executive Board nominated and elected by active members. WFOA members include officials of local, county, and state government entities; special districts; retirement systems; and other finance professionals. The purpose of the Washington Finance Officers Association is to promote excellence in governmental finance through leadership, education and communication for the public benefit.
For more information please contact Mayor Grover Laseke at 360-225-8281.