Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith received a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives recognizing him as the 2012 Ohio Auditor of the Year. The resolution honoring Keith was read by Representatives Fred Strahorn (Dayton – 39th District) and Roland Windburn (Dayton – 40th District) during the 130th Ohio General Assembly’s June 5th afternoon session.
Keith received the award from the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO). The “Richard J. Makowski Award for the Outstanding County Auditor of the Year” is awarded to the County Auditor that best exemplifies quality public service. The award was started in 1996 to honor the late Richard J. Makowski, County Auditor of Geauga County and CAAO President in 1995.
“I am honored to receive this acknowledgement from the Ohio House of Representatives. Being recognized as the 2012 Auditor of the Year is a testament to the hard work done by my office,” Keith said, “This recognition confirms the dedication that my staff and I have to public service.”
The CAAO includes all 88 Ohio County Auditors. It is an association that improves the administration of county government while promoting and protecting the interests of Ohio taxpayers. Among other activities, the association works with the Ohio General Assembly to offer legislative initiatives that assist County Auditors in carrying out their duties.
Keith is the current CAAO President and is serving his third term as Montgomery County Auditor. Keith additionally serves on the organization’s Executive Committee, Property Tax and Valuation Committee, and the Future Directions Committee. Keith has been recognized as a Distinguished County Auditor and received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) completed in 2012.
Date: June 05, 2013