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Mychajliw wins honor for simplifying Erie County finances

For the third straight year, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw has won a national award from the Government Finance Officers Association for producing a public report that compiles the county’s finances in an easy-to-read format.

The award is for Mychajliw’s commitment to increasing citizen access to information and accountability in government, according to the organization, which represents public financial officers throughout the United States and Canada.

The organization honored Mychajliw and his staff for breaking down complex county finances and producing an easy-to-understand analysis for the fiscal year that ended 2015.

“Taxpayers deserve to know how their money is spent by politicians,” Mychajliw said in a statement. “Government works best for the taxpayers we serve when business is done in an open, honest and transparent manner. Families need to know how much of their tax dollars are spent running county government.”

The eight-page report, which breaks down the county’s overall $1.7 billion finances, is available at

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