May 7, 2013 
Contact: Controller Bob Adler 
(650) 363-4777 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – San Mateo County Controller Bob Adler reports the 
Controller’s Office has again been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for 
Excellence in Financial Reporting" by the Government Finance Officers Association of 
the United States and Canada. The award is for the County of San Mateo’s 
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 
This is the 13th consecutive year that the County has received this prestigious award. 
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of 
governmental accounting and financial reporting. 
The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program. 
Controller Adler stated, “We are pleased to receive this award on behalf of the Board of 
Supervisors, Department Executives and the fiscal staff of the County. It evidences 
their commitment to the highest standards of transparent and accurate financial 
reporting for the taxpayers of San Mateo County.” 
The CAFR contains the County's audited financial statements and other financial 
information. It also contains information about the local economy, the structure of the 
County government, the County's future financial plans, the County's financial policies, 
and significant County projects. The public can access the County's financial