Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Receives Clean Financial Audit for Ninth Consecutive Year

CLEVELAND (June 16, 2016) – For the ninth year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) has received a “clean” audit report from the Ohio Auditor of State. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s complete financial audit report is now available on the Auditor of State’s website.

For its fiscal year 2015, 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 2007, when CAC was created by the voters of Cuyahoga County, it has achieved a clean audit report.

“At Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, we are committed to responsibly stewarding public funds to connect residents to thousands of cultural experiences in Cuyahoga County each month,” said Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO and executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. “Doing our work in a manner that is transparent, fair and consistent is a responsibility that we take 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 required to undergo an annual audit, conducted by the Ohio Auditor of State, to verify that public funds are spent appropriately and lawfully.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community. In 2015, the community affirmed its commitment to arts and culture by extending the tax through 2027. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested more than $140 million in more than 300 organizations to deliver on the promise made to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county. For more information, visit

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