EDWARDSVILLE – During his 14 years of service to the people of Madison County, Auditor Rick Faccin has been honored 13 times for the professionalism and excellence he has demonstrated in auditing practices.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States recently bestowed another honor on Faccin, awarding him the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
“The most important recognition I have received is from the people of Madison County who have honored me by electing me auditor, entrusting me to ensure their money is managed efficiently and spent providing needed and necessary services,” Faccin said. “But it is nice, and professionally satisfying, to be recognized by your peers, by an association that is not concerned with politics, only with performance.”
Faccin was quick to recognize the contributions of the employees in the Auditor’s Office. “The award may have been presented to me, but it is shared by every member of my staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure the public’s money is accounted for and spent according to the law.”
A Democrat from Alton, Faccin was first elected to the Madison County Auditor position in 2000, and was re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Prior to becoming auditor, Faccin served for more than 22 years as the director of Catholic Charities in Alton.
“My whole career has been dedicated to public service,” Faccin said.
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan was quick to praise Faccin.
“Rick Faccin is a true professional who is totally dedicated to serving the public,” Madison County Board Chairman Alan J. Dunstan said. “In these difficult financial times, Rick had and continues to have a key role in ensuring Madison County is managed properly and professionally, and that the public’s money is being carefully and responsibly managed. I congratulate Rick and his staff for this well-deserved recognition.”