LCRA wins top award for financial transparency for fourth straight year

​For the fourth consecutive year, the Lower Colorado River Authority has received a gold certification from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for fulfilling the highest level of financial transparency.

LCRA is the first river authority to achieve this level of recognition as part of the Texas Transparency program.

By making financial documents and information available online, LCRA provides the public and its customers with a clear picture of its finances. LCRA earned points for not only providing information about where its money goes, but for making documents searchable and easy to understand.

“Transparency is extremely important to LCRA because we are a public service organization and accountable to our customers and the people of the lower Colorado River basin,” LCRA General Manager Becky Motal said. “To be recognized for the fourth year in a row as a transparent public agency is a real milestone for LCRA.”

The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that strive to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The award recognizes local governmental agencies that open their books to the public, provide clear, consistent pictures of spending and share information in a user-friendly format. The gold award is the highest award level and highlights entities that are setting the bar with their transparency efforts.