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Fairfax Chosen as ‘Case City’ for Student CCR Competition

Post Date:09/27/2017

The City of Fairfax has been chosen as the case city for the fall 2017 Government Case Challenge, hosted by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

 This competition will provide the city with a model for Citizen-Centric Reporting (CCR), a four-page financial document with information about the jurisdiction’s budget, expenditures, goals, performance metrics, and future challenges. 

The challenge encourages teams from universities across the nation to create a CCR document, based on information provided by the jurisdiction. These submissions will be judged by a panel of government finance experts. The competition is designed to challenge students' moral reasoning, to raise their awareness of the importance of accountability, and to create the opportunity to open doors to a career in government. 

Citizen-centric reporting is intended to contribute to a jurisdiction’s transparency and accountability. The graphic-rich, concise report reflects AGA’s philosophy that accurate government financial information should be provided to the public in a format that is understandable, widely distributed, and easy to locate. 

AGA is working with the City of Fairfax’s elected officials and staff to provide information for the student teams to create their case submissions.

“The City of Fairfax is excited to be this year’s case city. We look forward to seeing each team’s take on our story,” said City of Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “The CCR is an excellent tool to help citizens understand our story.”

AGA is a professional association for government financial management professionals that advances accountability, transparency, and leadership by promoting education, certification, innovation and collaboration across all levels of government, and to stakeholders. AGA's Citizen-Centric Reporting initiative is intended to foster innovative communication between governments and their citizenry.

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