Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Audit for Eighth Consecutive Year

CLEVELAND (May 12, 2015) – For the eighth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s annual financial review by the Ohio Auditor of State has resulted in a clean audit report available on the Auditor of State’s website.  For its fiscal year 2014, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) was awarded the highest rating and the Auditor of State Award, which includes no findings for “recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs.” Each year since CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report.

“At Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, we are focused on responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars and delivering on the promise that we made to Cuyahoga County residents to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county – in a manner that is transparent, fair, consistent and objective,” said Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  “Stewardship of these public funds is a responsibility that we take very seriously, and we are proud that the Ohio Auditor of State has recognized our commitment.”

As a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, CAC is a public agency that is required to undergo an annual audit, conducted by the Ohio Auditor of State.  

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture.  CAC was approved by Cuyahoga County voters in 2006, and since 2007, CAC has invested more than $125 million dollars in more than 300 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County.  CAC’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists.  

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