Taylor Recognizes Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority for Excellent Financial Accountability

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hamilton County -

Photo includes (from left to right): Marilyn Shazor (Metro CEO), Melody Sawyer Richardson (SORTA Chair), William Mallory Sr. (SORTA Vice Chair), Mike Restle (Controller), and Carl Enslen (Cincinnati Regional Liaison).

Auditor of State Mary Taylor's office
presented Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority officials with the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award for their fiscal year 2008 audit. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

"I commend the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority for its commitment to fiscal accountability," Taylor said. "Congratulations on your hard work and for being trustworthy stewards of taxpayer dollars."

Certain criteria must be met to receive the "Making Your Tax Dollars Count" award. Standards include:

  • The entity must complete and submit a
    Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • There must be no findings or issues
    present in the audit report.
  • There must be no other financial concerns
    involving the entity.


The Ohio Auditor of State's office is a leader in the accounting and auditing field, earning prestigious national honors from the Government Finance Officers Association, the National White Collar Crime Center and the National State Auditor's Association.

Steve Faulkner
Deputy Press Secretary
(614) 644-1111