PRESS RELEASE: 2012 PAFR AWARD 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
August 28, 2013 
Contact: Juan Raigoza, Assistant Controller 
(650) 363-4853
 
REDWOOD CITY, California - The Government Finance Officers Association of the 
United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in 
Popular Annual Financial Reporting to San Mateo County for its Popular Annual Financial 
Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The Award for Outstanding Achievement in 
Popular Annual Financial Reporting is a prestigious national award recognizing 
conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government 
popular reports. 
 
In order to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Financial Reporting, 
a government unit must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report, whose contents 
conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader 
appeal. 
 
An award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is valid for 
a period of one year. San Mateo County has received a Popular Annual Financial Report 
award for the last eleven consecutive years. We believe our future reports will continue to 
conform to the Popular Annual Financial Reporting requirements. 
 
“We believe that receipt of this award acknowledges our goal of providing the taxpayers of 
San Mateo County with transparent, timely and relevant financial information,” said Bob 
Adler, Controller. 
 
The PAFR can be accessed online at the County Controller’s web page located at