The City of Winona's Finance Department was recognized recently during the City Council meeting by the city's independent auditor.
Kirsten Vosen presented the City's 2013 financial reports and gave the city a clean finding.
The city's Finance Department was also awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Vosen said the department was very cooperative and prepared.
The Certificate is a national award which recognizes comformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government financial reports. On average, only about 11-percent of the cities in Minnesota receive the award.