Mesa Water Receives Top Honor Award In Government Accounting And Financial Reporting

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2023

From left to right: Fred R. Bockmiller, P.E., Mesa Water Board Director; Marice H. DePasquale, Mesa Water Board Vice President; Shawn Dewane, Mesa Water Board President; James Fisler, Mesa Water Board Director; and James Atkinson, Mesa Water Board Director.

COSTA MESA, Calif.; July 17, 2023 — Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) has been recognized for the 28th year in a row for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Annual Report – commonly referred to as the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). This is the highest form of recognition in accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by Mesa Water.

“Mesa Water’s Board of Directors and staff are committed to excellence in all aspects of the district,” says Shawn Dewane, Mesa Water Board President. “Transparency in financial reporting is critical and ensures continued public trust.”

The Annual Report is judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the GFOA program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential stakeholders to read the Annual Report.

In addition, Mesa Water’s Financial Services Department will receive an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement (AFRA), for earning the Certificate of Achievement.

The GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.

About Mesa Water

Founded on January 1, 1960, and governed by a publicly-elected, five-member Board of Directors, Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach, and John Wayne Airport. Mesa Water provides 100 percent local reliable groundwater to its customers due to the Mesa Water Reliability Facility. Visit, follow @MesaWater on FacebookTwitter, or Instagramemail, or call 949.631.1200 to learn more.