5 Tri-Citians recognized for financial education

Five public employees in the Tri-City area have received the Professional Finance Officer award in 2011 from the Washington Finance Officers Association.

The award recognizes achievements of professional service and ongoing education and training by financial officers.

Among those who received the award this year were Dennis Huston, Franklin County director of accounting and administration; Joseph Potts, Toyota Center & Arena director of finance; Anna Stroben, Mid-Columbia Libraries finance & business director; Len Langston, Franklin County Public Works assistant accountant; and Karen Conn, city of Pasco staff accountant.