Annual Meeting & Expo Events

Learn more about the COE by attending these events at the Annual Meeting & Expo.

  • Seminar: “All You Need to Know About Preparing an Award-Winning CAFR” is an in-depth, four-hour seminar that reviews COE requirements, application materials, and review process, and offers suggestions on how to get started. Select this free seminar on the Annual Meeting & Expo registration form.
  • Discussion Group: “How to Prepare and Submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) Program” is a discussion group that meets for an hour and provides a general overview of the COE and the benefits of applying.

Award-Winning CAFR Examples

School District Budget,
Total Revenue
Logan-Hocking Area School District
Logan, Ohio
Submitted by Paul Shaw 
$44,494,500 4,069
Webster Parish School Board
Minden, Louisiana
Submitted by Crevonne Odom
$72,187,486 6,332
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Submitted by Ruby Pittman 
$155,215,238 12,076
Tulsa Public Schools, Independent School District L-1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted by Joe Stoeppelwerth
$412,780,000 39,999
School District of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted by Nancy Jo Samuels
$1,900,000,000 184,500


Learn more about Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE) eligibility, program requirements, and preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Presented by Sara Kirk, audit manager, Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C., you'll discover how earning the COE not only strengthens your budget process, but also demonstrates your commitment to fiscal integrity.

Watch the COE webinar here.