STPUD awarded for financial and technological excellence

Mitch Cochran of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California presents the IT Award to (from left) Chris Skelly, Brian Bartlett, Judy Leong and Jessica Mendoza

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California — The South Tahoe Public Utility District has received two prestigious awards for excellence in financial reporting and technology practices.

“Receiving the Finance Award for 27 consecutive years and the IT Award for 10 years is a testament to the experience and professionalism of our employees,” said Paul Hughes, district finance director.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the district’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting, and its achievement represents a significant achievement by the district and its management team.

The district has also received the Excellence in Technology Practices award from the Municipal Information Systems Association of California. One of only 18 statewide recipients in California, the district was recognized for its exemplary computer practices.

Chairman of the Board Kelly Sheehan presents the financial award to (from left) Paul Hughes, Debbie Henderson, Heidi Baugh and Greg Dupree.

Excellence Award winners represent the agency’s IT functions that are the best of the best. Recipients of this award undergo a detailed and comprehensive audit performed by a team of colleagues from other MISAC member agencies. For an agency to receive the distinction, it must demonstrate that it has exceeded industry standards in technology-focused areas such as: Client Satisfaction, Budgeting and Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Operations and People, Professional Development and Training, and Disaster Readiness and Recovery. disasters, policies and procedures and Security.

“This award is further validation that the district has some of the most skilled IT professionals who work hard, year after year to innovate, deliver and maintain effective and reliable technology solutions that protect physical and digital assets,” said Chris Skelly, information technology manager. “This award also represents culture-first technology and adoption by all departments in the district and the immense support of our CEO and board of directors.”

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