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Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith has earned the Distinguished County Auditor Award from the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO) for the third time.  Keith was recognized for earning this designation by CAAO President and Delaware County Auditor George Kaitsa during the Association’s Summer Conference in Dublin, Ohio.    

The Distinguished County Auditor Award is presented to county auditors that complete more than 100 hours of continuing education during their 4-year term of office.

“I’m pleased to be recognized with this award for the third time,” said Auditor Keith, “Continuing education allows me to become a better public servant.  Everything I learn I put towards updating my office’s public service and performance.”

Keith earned his continuing education in a wide variety of topics including classes and seminars on Reclaiming Vacant Properties, county landbanks, accounting practices, and information technology, as well as mandatory training regarding public records management and ethics. 

CAAO Executive Director Fran Lesser noted, “County auditors in Ohio are required to complete twelve hours of continuing education each year during their term of office.  To earn as much as 100 hours of continuing education in a term, when you consider the time constraints on county auditors, shows a true commitment to the office.”

Keith is currently serving his third term as Montgomery County Auditor, is the past President of the CAAO and was the recipient of the Richard J. Makowski Outstanding County Auditor Award in 2012.

Auditor Keith additionally serves on the association’s Executive Committee, Homestead Exemption Committee, Public Relations/Support Services Committee, Records Retention Working Group, and Technology/Cooperative Ventures Committee.  

Date: June 11, 2014

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