Costa Mesa Sanitary District Recognized for Financial Transparency for 10th Straight Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                
August 25, 2021  

CONTACT: Noelani Middenway, District Clerk & Public Information Officer
TELEPHONE: (949) 645-8400 ext. 227


(Costa Mesa – CA) --- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. The report has been 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. It is the tenth consecutive year that CMSD has received the award, which represents prestigious recognition of exceptional governmental accounting and transparency in financial reporting.  The CAFR is available for review on CMSD’s website.

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About CMSD: Formed in 1944, CMSD is an independent special district that provides solid waste and wastewater collection services to a population of approximately 116,700 in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and unincorporated Orange County. For more information and the latest CMSD news, visit and follow CMSD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To get in touch with CMSD staff, email or call (949) 645- 8400.