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Taylor Recognizes West Geauga Local School District for Excellent Financial Accountability

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Geauga County -


Auditor of State Mary Taylor today presented West
Geauga Local School District officials with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for their fiscal year 2009 audit. Fewer than five percent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award.

“It is an honor to recognize West Geauga Local School District officials for their commitment to strong financial 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.
West Geauga Local School District Treasurer Michele Tullai and Superintendent Anthony Podojil, Ph.D. accepted the award. Pictures of the event are available by request.


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 Auditors Association.

Jeannie Foley
(614) 644-1111