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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Thurston County Commission Chair Sandra Romero, 360-786-5440
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, 360-786-5224

Thurston County Receives "Clean" Audit from the State
Financial review covers the year 2015

OLYMPIA - Thurston County officials have done an excellent job of tracking revenues and expenditures according to an audit of the year 2015, just released by the State Auditor's Office. County officials and state auditors just participated in the "exit conference" for the audit.

Lead Auditor for the state, Lisa Harbour, said in the report, "The County has good processes in place to ensure its financial data is fairly presented in all material aspects. We appreciate the County's commitment to safeguarding public funds and developing control systems that ensure compliance with law and regulations."

Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall says, "I am proud of my financial services team, and all county offices and departments, for their hard work and our clean annual audit. This audit shows transparency in county government and assures taxpayers that we are responsible stewards of their tax dollars."

Among other issues, the state audit covered-

  • State and federal grants
  • County's financial statements
  • Open public meetings
  • General revenues and expenditures
  • Cash receipting
  • County Fairgrounds operations
  • Bond compliance
  • Payroll
  • Utility billing
  • Financial condition

Thurston County Commission Chair Sandra Romero says the audit shows the county is managed well. "We are very proud to receive this clean audit from the state. The issues examined by the state are very complex and this demonstrates the attention to detail from county staff in tracking use of public funds."

More details on the audit were to be posted on the State Auditor's Office web pages at-http://portal.sao.wa.gov/ReportSearch



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3