The man in charge of protecting the financial assets of Madison County has received another honor. Auditor Rick Faccin received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States earlier this month. He says much of the credit for this recognition should go to his fellow staff members who work hard to ensure the public's money is accounted for and spent according to the law.

Faccin, a Democrat from Alton, was first elected to his post in 2000 and has been re-elected three times. Prior to taking office, Faccin spent more than 22 years as the director of Catholic Charities in Alton.

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