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Bruce Geiselman, Northeast Ohio Media Group
“Also during Tuesday’s council meeting, Rebecca Widowski, a regional liaison for State Auditor David Yost, presented an Auditor of State Award with Distinction to city Finance Director Carrie Copfer and Assistant Finance Director Keith Sperling.

The award is presented to local governments that have a successful state audit and meet several criteria. Recipients must file timely financial reports with the state in the form of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and the state audit must not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies or questioned costs.

“This is the highest award the state auditor’s office gives, so congratulations,” Widowski said.

The award is for the city’s 2014 state audit.”

Auditor of State Award Letter

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Keith J. Sperling, Assistant Director of Finance, North Olmsted
Carrie B. Copfer, Director of Finance, North Olmsted
August 18, 2015