Delco controller O’Lone accepts financial acheivement award

Delaware County Controller Edward E. O’Lone accepted a Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association during the Delaware County Council meeting this morning.

The award recognized the county’s comprehensive annual financial report for the 2012 fiscal year. It is the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments.

O’Lone thanked council and Executive Director Marianne Grace for their commitment to the transparency necessary to win the award. The county has received the honor 19 consecutive years.

“It doesn’t come easy, so savor it for one more year,” O’Lone said.

County council also approved a series of items at the meeting, including:

  • A $44,161 contract to Philip Rosenau Company to furnish and deliver hand soap and sanitizer to Fair Acres Geriatric Center for one year.
  • The appointments of Marc Manfire, of Upper Darby, and John Gillespie, of Concord, to the advisory council for the county’s Office of Services for the Aging.
  • A $150,000 grant to the Tyler Arboretum to restore the last remaining serpentine barren in the county. The funding comes from the Marcellus Legacy Fund.
  • The Child Welfare Implementation plan and Needs-Based plan and budget for the county’s Department of Public Welfare.
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