The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is proud to announce its ninth consecutive year of recognition for excellence in financial reporting. Richard Wainio, port director and chief executive, announced publicly at today’s regular TPA board meeting that the authority has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2008 fiscal year, from the Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The certificate underscores high standards in the area of governmental accounting and reporting, as well as a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” in its communication methodology.

“I am pleased to report another solid year of financial reporting as has become a proud tradition for the port authority, which takes its fiduciary responsibilities very seriously,” Wainio said. “In these trying economic times and in light of increasing accountability, this is a high and very welcomed honor.”