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City treasurer earns finance officer award

Port Orchard City Treasurer Allan Martin has been awarded the “Professional Finance Officer Award” for the State of Washington from the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA).

The 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.

Effective in 2010, currently designated WFOA Professional Finance Officers (PFO) are eligible to continue participating in the WFOA PFO program, providing they to meet the required annual criteria, submit a renewal application and receive committee approval.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce to you that Martin has earned this annual award, which requires ongoing educational and professional excellence on the part of each and every individual, and is not automatically awarded,” said Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola.

“As anyone who works with him already knows, he is totally committed to achieving educational and professional excellence at every level,” said Coppola. “The WFOA has acknowledged that fact by bestowing this honor on Martin each year for the past eight years.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for his service to our city, as well as for his professionalism and dedication to helping Port Orchard be recognized as the great city it is destined to become,” Coppola continued.

“The changes Martin has implemented since joining us,” he said, “ have raised the bar for our city in terms of financial performance, and professionalism, putting his vast experience to work for our citizens.”

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