County Meets New, Higher Level Financial Transparency Status
Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Vickie Dorsett, Budget and Projects Manager for the Auditor’s Office; Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, County Auditor Bill Herzog and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant show off the plaque commending Hays County for its online financial transparency.
The County achieved the State Comptroller’s new Platinum Leadership Circle
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday accepted a plaque from the State Comptroller’s Office commending the County for achieving the highest designation for online financial transparency – the newly created Leadership Circle Platinum award – and thanked County Auditor Bill Herzog and his staff for their diligence ensuring that the financial information meets the stringent criteria.
“We met all 22 of the requirements set by the Comptroller’s Office for this new level of online financial transparency – a perfect score,” County Auditor Bill Herzog said. “We received the Gold Leadership Circle award last year and knew that when the Comptroller’s Office upped the ante this year by creating a higher level that we wanted to reach it. Our staff came through.”
The award recognizes government offices that have gone above and beyond in providing full online financial transparency for taxpayers. Budgets, tax rates and annual financial reports are just some of the information available online, formatted so that it is easy to read and understand.
Commissioner Precinct 3 Will Conley presented the plaque to County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., suggesting that it should join the Gold designation plaque in the Judge’s office.
To review the County’s financial information, visit www.co.hays.tx.us and choose the Platinum Circle Leadership icon on the home page.