By Leslie Hynes, South County Fire & Rescue Public Information Officer, January 9, 2020.
South County Fire received clean financial and accountability audits in the first review conducted by the Washington State Auditor since the regional fire authority was established in 2017.
“It’s important for taxpayers to know we are being good stewards of their resources,” said Jim Kenny, chair of the South County Fire Board of Commissioners.
Financial and accountability audits are typically conducted annually by the state. For this first review, auditors reviewed South County Fire’s financial statements and reports from October 1, 2017, when the regional fire authority was established, through the end of 2018.
The state reviewed South County Fire’s compliance with state law and internal policies over the same period for the accountability audit. South County Fire received clean state audits for both finance and accountability.
Copies of the financial and accountability audits are available online at www.southsnofire.org/audits.