Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

  • Conneaut Port Authority (Ashtabula County)
  • Fulton County (Fulton County)
  • Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corporation (Sandusky County)
  • North East Ohio Network (Mahoning County)
  • Delaware Public Health District (Delaware County)
  • Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority (Highland County)
  • Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (Cuyahoga County)
  • Rural Lorain County Water Authority (Lorain County)
  • Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments (Summit County)
  • City of Broadview Heights (Cuyahoga County)
  • Geauga County (Geauga County)
  • Allen County Land Reutilization Corporation (Allen County)
  • Allen County (Allen County)
  • County Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County)
  • City of Galion (Crawford County)
  • Morrow County Hospital and Affiliates (Morrow County)
  • Ashtabula County (Ashtabula County)
  • Seneca County Land Reutilization Corporation (Seneca County)
  • Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority (Seneca County)

The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award 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 and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:

o   Ethics referrals 

o   Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

o   Lack of timely annual financial report submission 

o   Bank reconciliation issues 

o   Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

o   Findings for recovery less than $500

o   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.

Marc Kovac