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Ohio Auditor of State Honors Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for 10 Years of Exceptional Financial Management

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CLEVELAND (August 22, 2017) – Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost visited Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s office on Monday, August 21, 2017, to present the public agency with the Auditor of State Award. The award is the Auditor’s highest rating. This year, CAC celebrates 10 consecutive years of clean audits.

The award recognizes Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s dedication to financial stewardship and acknowledges that its 2016 financial statements contained no findings for “recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs.” 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.

“Clean audits build trust with the community,” Auditor Yost said.

The award was presented to Meg Harris, CAC’s director of administration, who accepted it along with Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO + executive director, CAC Audit and Finance committee member Cynthia Riehl of EY, and CAC board members Joe Gibbons and Mark Avsec.

“We strive to work each day in a manner that is transparent, consistent, and trustworthy. We take that responsibility seriously, and we are proud that the Ohio Auditor of State has recognized our commitment,” Gahl-Mills said.

To learn more about CAC and the impact of the public dollars distributed through CAC over the last decade, view the 2016-2017 Report from the Community.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is one of the largest public funders for arts and culture in the nation, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $158 million in 350 organizations both large and small, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

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