Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


For Immediate Release:                                                      

July 27, 2021

Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Columbus – After a recent financial audits by Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office, good record keeping has qualified the following entities for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction:

  • City of Gahanna (Franklin County)
  • City of Mentor (Lake County)
  • City of North Olmsted (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Tallmadge (Summit County)
  • City of Xenia (Greene County)
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Cuyahoga County)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Northwood (Wood County)
  • City of Oxford (Butler County)
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County)
  • City of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Pataskala (Licking County)
  • City of Sidney (Shelby County)
  • City of Worthington (Franklin County)
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of Conneaut (Ashtabula County)
  • City of Pataskala (Licking County)
  • City of Hilliard  (Franklin County)
  • City of Lebanon (Warren County)


“This award recognizes the hard work of fiscal offices to keep clean, accurate records,” said Auditor Faber. “Their efforts go a long way toward making Ohio more efficient, effective, and transparent.”

The Auditor’s Office presents the Auditor of State Award with Distinction to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  • The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System, on a GAAP accounting basis and prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report;
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.


Allie Dumski

Press Secretary