Port of Anacortes receives clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office

June 17, 2024 | News

PRESS RELEASE
June 17, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Jill Brownfield, Director of Finance and Administration
jill.brownfield@portofanacortes.com
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Port of Anacortes receives clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office

ANACORTES, WA – The Port of Anacortes has once again received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO), marking over 25 consecutive years of financial audits with no findings. Representatives from the SAO conducted Accountability and Financial audits over the period Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023.

“We are grateful for the work and partnership with SAO and are proud to achieve yet another clean audit,” said Port Director of Finance and Administration Jill Brownfield. “Above all, we prioritize being responsible stewards of public resources and are committed to transparency throughout the audit process. I am especially grateful to our dedicated staff, whose hard work and efficiency ensure a smooth audit process and the Port’s fiscal responsibility year after year.”

The Port of Anacortes has a long-standing commitment to sound financial management. In 2021, the Port was recognized for exemplary financial leadership and transparency with the SAO’s State Auditor Stewardship Award.

2023 clean audit
Representatives from the SAO conducted the annual audit this spring to review financial documents from the period Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023. The audit focused on review of Port financial statements and accountability in four primary areas: compliance with state grants, procurement for public works and professional services, Open Public Meetings Act, and financial condition.

The SAO performs audits of state and local governments to promote accountability, integrity, and openness in government. Read the Port’s Accountability Audit Report and Financial Statements Audit Report to learn more about how the Port responsibly manages public dollars and assets.

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The Port of Anacortes was formed in 1926 to promote economic development for Anacortes and the surrounding area. The Port district is led by a board of five elected Commissioners: Bonnie Bowers, Jon Petrich, Kathy Pittis, Jon Ronngren, and Shawn Ottenbreit. Public meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Port Administrative Office, 317 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA. For more information, visit www.portofanacortes.com