November was an award-winning month for Mason PUD 3’s financial managers and communicators, with the organization earning its thirteenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting.

The PUD was given a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The PUD is one of only three public utility districts in Washington State to apply for such recognition for its financial reporting.

In addition to the 13 consecutive GFOA awards for financial reporting, the utility’s operations are inspected annually by the Washington State Auditor’s Office, and have not been subject to a finding in over 37 years.

Meanwhile, Mason PUD 3’s communications efforts in video production and social media received high honors this month from the American Public Power Association.

The association awarded PUD 3 with “Awards of Merit” in its class for video and social media marketing.