Citizen-centric financial reporting is a way for governments to improve transparency and accountability.  AGA’s Citizen-Centric Government Reporting initiative is intended to foster innovative means of communication between governments and their citizenry.  AGA believes that government financial information should be provided to citizens in forms that are clear and understandable, updated regularly and often, delivered to all, easy to locate, honest in breadth and technically accurate in detail.  In fact, as the owners of government, citizens have a right to this information.  For more details, please visit our national AGA website.

Why create a Citizen-Centric Report (CCR)? Check out this article written by Ann M. Ebberts and Eveanna B. Barry.


The AGA Chicago Chapter was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2016 Chicago Chapter CCR.


Citizen-Centric Report Certificate of Excellence 2014The AGA Chicago Chapter was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2014 Chicago Chapter CCR. The letter Chapter president Deborah Kinsey received from AGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Ann M. Ebberts, commended the chapter for the CCR’s (1) visual appeal, (2) good list of chapter accomplishments, and (3) easy to read financial information. As a growth opportunity, AGA suggested we consider revising the report to a “member centric report” in part one.   They noted that by preparing a CCR for our Chapter, we have taken the first step to understanding the initiative and given ourselves a platform on which to stand and promote the report. The Chicago Chapter thanks the team that produced the FY 2014 CCR: Deborah Kinsey, Eddie Jones and Matt Matczynski. Thanks also go to Elaine Igelman, immediate past president, and chapter treasurer, Tom DILisio, for the hands-on support they provided as the team prepared the report. We also thank the other officers and board for their ongoing support of the Chicago Chapter in its ongoing Accountability efforts.


Certificate of Excellence in Member-Centric Reporting was awarded to our Chapter by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA)!  We were praised for the overall content, visual appeal, and Chapter information.  Congratulations to our Chapter and everybody who worked hard to prepare our Chapter’s Citizen-Centric Report!

If you have any questions about the AGA Chicago Chapter Citizen-Centric Report, please contact one of our CEC members.