Ridgefield officials laud news of ‘clean’ state audits



A pair of audit reports found no significant deficiencies or instances of noncompliance in the city of Ridgefield’s finances and operations, city leaders announced this week.

The findings from the Washington State Auditor’s Office gave Ridgefield a “clean” audit for the sixth year in a row, according to the city.

The city received the results in two separate reports. One audit reviewed financial statements from 2011; the other looked at accountability for public resources and compliance with state laws in 2010 and 2011. The city received both reports last week, officials said.

In a released statement, Ridgefield Finance Director Gaylynn Brien praised the city’s managers and staff for the positive results.