The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) issued the Port of Vancouver USA another clean bill of financial health – its 15th straight. The audit period was from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.

The SAO is Washington’s official overseer of how ports, local government entities and other special-purpose districts use public funds. It issues annual reports to provide citizens with independent and transparent examinations of how those funds are used.

“We’re proud to continue demonstrating that the Port of Vancouver USA carefully stewards public resources in its mission to generate economic benefit for the region,” said Julianna Marler, port CEO.“ Each year over the past decade and a half, the port has earned this affirmation that we’re accountable in using public funds to create jobs and move cargo that supports communities around the globe.”

At the Port of Vancouver, the SAO examined self-insurance; marine terminal revenue; payroll disbursements; procurement, including professional services, public works, and award of contracts on an emergency basis; and accounts payable, including general disbursements, credit cards and employee reimbursements.

Read the port’s full 2023 Financial Statements Audit Report here.