June 26, 2019

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018

The report is issued pursuant to Georgia law requiring all Regional Commissions to publish a complete set of financial statements within six months of the close of each fiscal year. The report must conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and be audited in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America by a firm of licensed certified public accountants.

This report consists of management’s representations concerning the finances of the Commission. Consequently, agency management assumes full responsibility for the completeness and reliability of all of the information presented. To provide a reasonable basis for making these representations, the ARC’s management has established a comprehensive internal control framework. It is designed both to protect the Commission’s assets from loss, theft, or misuse and to compile sufficient, reliable information for the preparation of the ARC’s financial statements in conformity with GAAP. The ARC recognizes that the cost of internal controls should not outweigh their benefits. Accordingly, the agency has designed its controls in a way that provides reasonable rather than absolute assurance that the financial statements will be free from material misstatement. As management, we assert that, to the best of our knowledge and belief, this financial report is complete and reliable in all material respects.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are looking to connect with resources and services for older persons and individuals with disabilities in the Atlanta Metro area, please contact us at 404-463-3333. You can also visit empowerline.org to find information.

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