The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) honored Northwest Fire District's finance skills with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. It's the sixth straight year Northwest Fire has won the award.

The nonprofit association of government finance professionals gave Northwest Fire the award for its July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 comprehensive annual financial report.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition GFOA gives for financial reporting and governmental accounting. According to GFOA, Northwest Fire's report demonstrated a constructive spirit of full disclosure, clearly communicated the organization's financial story and motivated others to read the report.