Blue Ash receives Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction

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(pictured: Blue Ash Tax/Finance Officer Natasha Dempsey and Ryan Holiday,
Southwest Regional Liaison for the Auditor of State)

(August 24, 2020 - Blue Ash)

The City of Blue Ash has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for excellence in financial reporting.

The award is the result of a clean audit report for 2019.

“To earn the Award with Distinction takes hard work and a committed fiscal team,” Ohio Auditor Keith Faber said. “Communities should be proud that stewards of tax dollars put in the extra effort to maintain clean records.”

To receive this award, the audit report must not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs, and meet other criteria, according to a news release from the Auditor’s Office.

“We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Blue Ash Tax/Finance Officer Natasha Dempsey. “Our team does great work and we are proud to be recognized once again for excellent financial reporting and compliance. We look forward to continuing such excellence.”

Of the 6,000 entities audited by the State, only four percent receive this award, according to the Auditor's Office. 

View the City of Blue Ash 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial report.