In brief

County awarded for financial reporting

FLINT — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners are once again honored to announce that Genesee County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of America (GFOA).

This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. In receiving this award, Genesee County has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story.

“We are excited that Genesee County continues to be recognized for our insistence on the full and transparent reporting of our financial position,” said Chairman Mark Young (5th District). “The Board of Commissioners and our Controller’s staff work hard to ensure that our residents have full faith in how their tax dollars are being spent. Our reporting standards are continually recognized nationally and are something that this community can be proud of.”

“This Board is committed to transparency and accountability. I’m proud of the work we have done on behalf of our residents in reporting our finances,” said Finance Committee Chairperson Kim Courts (4th District). “We are committed to continuing this same open process in the upcoming fiscal year.”

This marks the 7th consecutive year that Genesee County has received this award. — G.G.

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum Kids Painting in Nature

BURTON — Children ages 5 and up and invited to For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 10, at 2142 N. Genesee Road. Children will learn to paint in nature. Local art instructor Andrea Linton will guide them step-bystep to paint their own masterpiece. November’s theme is squirrels. The cost is $10 per student, and pre-registration is required by Nov. 8. Details: 810-895-1748. — T.T.

In honor of Veterans Day

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Historical Society will open the City Hall Mini- Museum on Nov. 11 prior to the Veteran’s Day Memorial Service. The Museum will be opened at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:11 a.m.

The Historical Society will have a special military display for the occasion.

The service, sponsored by the VFW, will take place at the Veterans Memorial on Fortino Drive. — L.R.

Veteran’s Art Show

HOLLY — The Holly Area Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring a juried art show Nov. 10, at Karl Richter Center, 300 East Street in Holly. Artists of all talent levels can apply, not limited to veterans. All mediums accepted including painting, carving, sculpting, and writing. Artists will be able to display and sell their creations. Contact Paul Dery at or 810- 610-8896 or Mike Mishler 248-909-4558 — P.S.

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