Library receives state award for financial reporting

L to R: Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries Fiscal Oficer Jana Nassif, and Michelle Stys, Northeast Ohio Liaison of the Ohio Auditor of State

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library received the State of Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for its 2012 financial audit. The award is given to government entities that file a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and other financial reports with the State of Ohio, anreceive a clean audit report. Less than 5 percent of government offices in Ohio receive the award.

“A clean report means that Heights Libraries’ finances are in great shape, with no questionable costs or irregularities,” said Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries director. “The award is great news for us and for the taxpayers in our community—they can rest assured we have been spending money wisely, and will continue to do so. “

Michelle Stys, Cleveland regional liaison for the Ohio Auditor of State’s office, presented the award on May 15 to Levin and Jana Nassif, Heights Libraries’ fiscal officer.

Stys told Levin and Nassif that, judging by the preliminary results of the 2013 financial audit, which wrapped up in early May, Heights Libraries likely will receive the award again next year.