City of Dayton earns achievement for excellence in financial reporting

The City of Dayton's finance team is comprised of (left to right) Brandon Cahanin, budget and audit compliance officer; Olga Carranco, UB specialist; Cecilia Botello, UB supervisor; Candace Balzar, purchasing agent; Mendy Davis, payroll administrator; Lauren Young, AP manager; Rudy Zepeda, finance director; and Brooklyn Bingaman, accounting specialist.

The City of Dayton has been recognized for its excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

This achievement commends the City of Dayton for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2019.

The report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups
to read the report.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. The water department will also steal your money and cut your water off. Then be rude at the desk as you pay your bill because the first time you do it they pocket the money. Oh and it was around 3:28 when i showed up and was going to pay because everyone needs water. They wouldn’t let me swipe the card because if it were paid before 3:30 they would of had to turn the water back on. My mothers receipt read 3:31 so my 60 year old mom had her water cut off even though she paid it and then i went the day they cut it off and paid it. Thanks Dayton

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