EVERETT — The state Auditor’s Office gave the city of Everett a stewardship award for accountability and transparency.
State Auditor Pat McCarthy presented the award Everett elected officials and staff during the City Council meeting last Wednesday.
The Auditor’s Office reviews government finances for legal compliance.
It also recognizes exemplary work done by government officials who manage public resources. The awards are given “quite rarely,” Auditor’s Office spokesperson Kathleen Cooper wrote in an email. The office publishes about 2,000 audit reports and gives around 12 awards for “outstanding accomplishment in accountability, transparency and good stewardship of public resources” per year.
“We’re not just there to point out what you need to improve,” McCarthy told the council.